On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group who also served for many years as CEO, turned 70.
Endress was born in 1948, the second of eight children of company founder Dr Georg H Endress and his wife Alice. After completing his degree in industrial engineering and getting his professional career off to a start in the US, he joined his father’s company in 1980. He then took over the reins in 1995. As CEO, Klaus Endress influenced the Group’s growth and development for nearly two decades. He handed over the operational business to Matthias Altendorf in 2014 and moved to the Supervisory Board.
Klaus Endress celebrated his 70th birthday on 9 December 2018.
Klaus Endress has dedicated much of his energy and attention to fostering the corporate culture, in which responsibility and loyalty are core elements. He also invested significant amounts of time in creating the Family Charter. This document governs the relationship between the shareholder family and the company, guides the younger generation into the business and strengthens the bonds between the 70-plus members of the family.
Klaus Endress is politically active as a member of the community council in Reinach, Switzerland, where he resides. In his leisure time, the passionate horseman and mountain biker is regularly drawn to the outdoors and nature. Apart from that, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown children.
The Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs more than 13 000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of over 2.2 billion euros in 2017.
The company provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. It supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Its products set standards in quality and technology.
Endress+Hauser works closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimising their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.
Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.