Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1955.
Marine engineer Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1946-1949. Shift superintendent Pacific Paint & Varnish Company, Dallas, 1949-1953, resin plant superintendent, 1954-1956. Resin plant engineer DeSoto Paint & Varnish Company, 1953-1954.
Production manager Steen Resin & Chemical Company, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1957-1962. Process engineer DeSoto Chemical Company, Chicago, 1963-1964. General manager wallcovering division DeSoto Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 1964-1968, vice president operations, 1969-1970, director operations, since 1970, vice president, general manager furniture group, 1970-1971, group president home furnishings, 1972-1974, vice president corporation services, 1974-1981, group president specialty products, since 1981.
Board directors General R.E. Wood Boys Club, Chicago Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1949. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Clubs: Butterfield Country (Oak Brook, Illinois).
Metropolitan (Chicago). Rancho Viejo Country (Brownsville, Texas).
Married Barbara Jean Graham, November 13, 1947. Children: Rodney Bert, Kurt Ernest.