Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of IG-Metall Union. Mayor, Duisburg, 1975-1980. Member of Bundestag, since 1980.
Business assistant, Krupp Bochum Association, 1958-1960. Security engineer, Phoenix-Rheinrohr AG, Duisburg, 1960-1969. Works manager, 1965-1973.
Head of Works, 1973-1975. Senior engineer, Thyssen AG, since 1975. Member of supervisory board, Duisburg-Ruhrorter Hafen AG.
Committee, Thyssen Engineering GmbH, Essen, 1984.