Bachelor of Science in Engineering cum laude, Federal Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 1952. Distributed control system in Business and Economics cum laude, University of Economics & Business Administration, Vienna, 1953. Master of Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, 1954.
Finance and manufacturing executive, Chrysler Corporation, 1954-1959; manufacturing and business planning executive, subsidiary general manager, Whirlpool Corporation, 1959-1968; president, Cissell Manufacturing Company, Louisville, 1968-1970; general manager, Simonds Abrasive Company, Philadelphia, 1970-1973; vice president finance, Electricity Supply Board Ray-O-Vac Corporation, Philadelphia, 1973-1976; executive vice president, director, Electricity Supply Board Ray-O-Vac Corporation, Philadelphia, 1977-1978; president, Chief Executive Officer, RAYOVAC, Madison, Wisconsin, 1979-1982; senior vice president finance and planning, Chief Financial Officer, National Intergroup Inc., Pittsburgh, 1983-1987; chairman, The Griffin Group, Pittsburgh, since 1988; chairman, University Partners, Inc., since 1997; interim Chief Executive Officer, Carnegie Technology Schools, Inc. Board directors Claritech Corporation, quod erat demonstrandum Comm., Pittsburgh Tissue England Initiative. Director technical transfer Carnegie Mellon U., 1992-1997.
Chairman advisory board School Computer Science and School Music Carnegie Mellon University, since 1993. Board trustees Pittsburgh Symphony. Board directors Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.
Member Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh Golf Club.
Married Constance Smigel, June 22, 1957. Children: Karin, Eric, Steve.