Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, 1954; Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1960.
Electronics engineer Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, 1954-1955. Product line manager government and industrial division Radio Corporation of America, Camden, New Jersey, 1959-1965. General manager Chemical Micromilling Company, Pensauken, 1965-1966.
Management consultant Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company, Washington, 1966-1972. Assistant commissioner Federal Supply Service, Arlington, Virginia, 1973-1979. Director planning and coordination United States Metric Board, 1979-1982.
Director metric program United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1983-1994. President VAW, LLC, Frederick, Maryland, since 1994, W Properties, Limited liability company, Frederick, 1994. Director American National Standards Institute, 1973-1975, American National Metric Council, Washington, 1990-1992.
Consumer advisory council Underwriters Laboratories, 1973-2008.
Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior member), Society Automotive Engineers (metric advisory board since 1990), Congressional Country Club.
Married Joan Murrell, June 20, 1959. Children: Pamela, Deborah, Linda, Jacqueline.