Bachelor of Science in Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1954. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1959.
Research and Development engineer Research Laboratories, General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan, 1959-1992, senior research engineer, 1968-1992. Owner, consulting engineer Stivender Engineering Associates, from 1980. Consultant engine, thermodynamics, emissions and systems engineering disciplines.
Engineering officer United States Coast Guard, 1950-1958. Fellow Society Automotive Engineers (Arch T. Colwell award 1968, 69, 79, governing board 1971-1973). Member National Academy of Sciences (naval studies board 1990-1992), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Research Council, Combustion Institute, Sigma Xi.
Son of; married Margaret Ann Lourim, April 14, 1956. Children– Anne, Robert, Carole.