Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Chairman, Area Associate, Kleve, 1982-1990. Treasurer. Disrtict Associate, Kleve-Geldem, since 1986. Member, Niederrhein District Committee.
Member, Regional Study Committee, Economics, Research and Technology and Economic and Middle-class Policy. Member, Federal Study Committee, Research and Technology. Member, Freudenberg Town Council, 1975-1978.
Member, Kleve Town Council, since 1989. Engineer in the steel industry, research and quality branch, 1967-1973. Engineer in the measuring instrument industry.
1974-1979; founded SPECTRO, 1979, then Managing Director of this group.