Matura/abitur, Suso Gymnasium, Konstanz, Federal Republic of Germany, 1971. Diplomate engineering, Technology University, Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1977.
Assistant to president, Holstein & Kappert AG, Dortmund, Federal Republic of Germany, 1977-1979; technical advisor, Unial, S.A., Barranquilla, Colombia, 1979-1980; technical advisor, Holstein y Kappert Mexicana, S.A., Mexico City, Mexico, 1980-1981; project manager, H & K, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1982-1988; manager, H & K, Inc., St. Louis, 1988-1989; sales director, H & K, Inc., St. Louis, since 1989.
Member Master Brewers Association American, National Beverage Packaging Association.
Married Jeannie Maria Palacio, March 1, 1980. 1 child, Elizabeth Marina.