Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover University, Germany, 1983.
Research assistant Veterinary-Medical School, Hannover, 1981—1984. Assistant Pig Germany, Bornhoeved, 1986. Research assistant faculty agronomy University Bonn, 1987—1992.
Freelance scientist Bonn and Essen, Germany, since 1992.
Director Arbeitsgruppe Pferd, Essen, since 2000, Bonn, 1992—1999. Member of Association for Promotion of Research on Sport Horses (professor 1996).
Married Angela Settler, September 1, 1989.