Bachelor of Science, Hogeschool Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1986. Master of Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1995.
Process engineer Dow Benelux, Terneuzen, Netherlands, 1995—1999, production engineer Netherlands, 1999-2001, environmental health and safety leader Netherlands, 1999-2001, global improvement leader aromatics Netherlands, 1986—1987.
Sergeant Dutch Army, 1986-1987.
Married Eveline Muis. Children: Ivo, Vera.