Bachelor of Science in Business and Industrial Management, Kansas University, 1956.
Manufacturing manager Computer Products Division Ampex Corporation, Los Angeles, 1959—1966. Materials manager Computer Measurements Company, 1966—1967. Vice president, operations manager Pertec Computer Corporation, 1967—1974, senior vice president, group officer data system group, 1975—1979.
President chief operating officer, director Cado Systems, Torrance, California, 1979—1982. General partner Southern California Ventures, Inglewood, since 1983. Director Interactive Machines Inc., Westlake, Precision Image Inc., Redwood City, Speech Systems Inc., Los Angeles, Dayflo Inc., Irvine, Federal Reserve System Inc., Sacramento.
Served to major United States Marine Corps, 1956-1959.
Member of American Electronics Association (board directors 1980-1982), American Management Association, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Dorothy Valeria Rossel Lay, June 6, 1956. Children: John Robert, Katherine Marie.