Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Elementary national service, 1967-1968. Member of Bundestag, Bochum I, since 1987. Turner; member of Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IGM, Metal Workers’ Union), since 1960.
Member of representative assembly, IGM, since 1981. Member of works council, since 1981. Chairman, works council.
United Forging Works GmbH., Bochum, since 1984. Member of supervisory board, United Forging Works GmbH., Bochum. Member of executive board, Solidar Insurance Society, Bochum.