Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member, Town Council, Wolfsburg, October since 1986. Social Minister, Lower Saxony Region, since 1990. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1990.
Worked in Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg, 1960-1990. Chairman, Works Committee, Volkswagen Union, since 1986. Member, Industrial Union, Metal, Honorary Member of Committee, Metal Union, since 1986.