Born 17 August 1950 in Freudenstadt, married, two children.
Studies at Technical University Konstanz, graduated Dipl.-Ing. FH (1971-75)
Joined fischerwerke (1975)
Appointed Technical Director (1 April 1976)
Appointed overall director (1 January 1980)
Business Medal of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (25 January 1996)
Honorary senator of the University for Soil Culture, Vienna (14 October 1997)
Honorary senator of the Stuttgart University (22 October 1999)
Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of
Germany (25 July 2001)
Medal of Honour of the Altheim community (17 March 206)
Citizen Medal of the Waldachtal municipality (9 May 2006)
Honorary professor of the Tongji University, Shanghai (31 January 2007)
Federal Cross of 1st Class (4 September 2007)
Grand seal of the City of Padua, the university city’s most prestigious award (25 April 2009)
“Award of Excellence” of CLUB 55 – European community of experts in marketing and sales (11 June 2009)
Competence Award Baden-Württemberg (4 May 2010)
Honorary citizen of the Waldachtal Municipality (October 2010)
Klaus Fischer enters "Hall of Fame" of family businesses (January 2012).
DiY-Lifetime-Award (December 2012)
Klaus Fischer awarded VDI's commemorative medal (May 2013)
Global DiY-Lifetime Award (June 2016)
Milestones since taking over the overall management in 1980:
Expansion into the fischer group of companies (UGf) and into the leading fixings specialist with the acquisition of Upat GmbH & Co., Emmendingen, on 1 January 1993, and ROCCA Bauchemie GmbH + Co., Denzlingen, on 1 January 1997.
1982: the fischer CBOX (storage system for music cassettes) marks the launch into the automobile business; today, fischer automotive systems produces high quality car interior components for the automobile industry
Internationalisation of the company: 45 national companies in 33 countries (March 2016)
Launch of fPS (fischer ProcessSystem) for implementing lean, customerdriven processes in all corporate divisions
Launch of a corporate mission statement with the central concepts
Above-average training rate of 9 percent and above-average range of training offers: Language and arts courses, social teaching seminars, business management games, stays abroad
Quality management system (DIN ISO 9001)
Active environmental protection (EU validation with longest possible term).
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