Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1965. Bachelor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 1969.
With Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, 1969-1972. Partner Page Mill Group II, New York City, 1973-1984. President Savoy Industries, Inc., 1974-1984, director, executive vice president, 1984-1985.
President Hanover Capital Corporation, 1974-1983, Bastian Industries, St. Louis and New York City, 1976-1981, chairman board, 1981-1982. Chairman board, president Bastian International Holdings, 1982-1984. Partner W.S. Associates, New York City, since 1983.
Chairman board, president Western Holdings, Inc., since 1983, Kasle Scrap Metal Holdings, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1983, OMC Holdings, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1985. Founder Learning Through Education in Arts Project, San Francisco, 1979. Chairman board Kenmare Capital Corporation, New York City, since 1986, Shannon Group.
Inc., New York City/Brentwood, Tennessee, since 1988. Chairman board directors Pangborn Corporation, Hagerstown, Maryland, Cantech Environmental Systems, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Abrasive Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., Olathe, Kansas, Yellow Front Stores, Inc., Phoenix. Chairman board, president Compact Video Holdings, Inc., New York City/Burbank, California, since 1986.
Chairman board, chief executive officer Old American Pottery Company. New York City/Howe, Texas, since 1988. Chairman board, president Detroit Tool Group, Inc., New York City/Lebanon, Missouri, since 1989.
Member American Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association.
Married Karen Jean Comte, September 12, 1964. Children: Daniel J., Michael J., Margaret A., Sean S., Erin M.