Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Mississippi State University, 1963. Master of Science in Chemistry, University Notre Dame, 1968. Postgraduate, University Notre Dame, 1971.
Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1972.
Researcher Ames Company division Miles Laboratories, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, 1963-1968, associate research biochemist, 1968-1972. Applications and customer service chemist Analytical Systems Marketing division Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, New York, 1972-1974. Manager development applications Syva Company, Palo Alto, California, 1974-1977.
Manager applications and clinical investigations Beckman Instruments, Inc., Brea, 1977-1994. Director technical and regulatory Reagents Applications, San Diego, 1994-1995. Manager development Medical Analysis Systems, Camarillo, 1995-1999.
Vice president science and regulatory Precision Systems Inc, Natick, Massachusetts, from 1999.
Advisor Boy Scouts American/Cub Scouts, Elkhart and Rochester, 1971-1974;chief, assistant chief Y Indian Guides/Princesses, Elkhart and Rochester, 1970-1982, committee member, 1972-1973. Vice president board directors Elkhart Civic Theater, 1969-1972. Member of American Association Clinical Chemists (treasurer Northeast section), American Chemical Society.
Married Linda Lee Mims, February 23, 1963. Children: Billy, Stacey, Andrew.