Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Tri State University, Angola, Indiana, 1953. Engineering management certified, Harvard University, 1974. Business management certified, Harvard University, 1975.
Aero. engineer, North America Aviation, Columbus, Ohio., 1954-1956; aero engineer, Missile Systems division Raytheon, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1956-1959; aero lead engineer advanced project, Missile Systems division Raytheon, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1960-1964; project aero engineer, Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio., 1959-1960; lead engineer systems design, Missile Systems division Raytheon, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1964-1992; missile program developer, Lockheed Marietta, Georgia, 1964; vice president technical development, Analytical Systems Inc., Sandwich, Massachusetts, since 1992.
Member, chairman Acton (Massachusetts) Planning Board, 1966-1972, Acton Long Range Planning Committee, 1972-1976, Acton Conservation Commission, 1978-1982. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior, member, chairman solid rocket technical committee 1984-1991, technical co-chairman joint propulsion conference 1989, board directors New England region 1988-1992, Distinguished Member award 1989).
Married Virginia Ann Cole, September 4, 1955 (deceased). Children: Mark Allen, Brian Cole, Kurt Trautman. Married Bianca Marie Montafla, March 20, 1965.