Bachelor of Science, T.H. Karlsruhe University, Germany, 1961. Master of Science, T.H. Karlsruhe University, Germany, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, T.H. Aachen University, 1966.
Research engineer Mannesmann Company, Duisburg, Germany, 1964—1967, Raytheon, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1967—1968, engineer manager, 1968—1971. Engineer manager, sales manager Linde AG, Aschaffenburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1972—1978, executive general manager, since 1978. Vice president economic committee Verein Deutscher Maschinenbau Anstalten, Frankfurt, Germany, since 1983.
Married Ursula Anna Maria Heidkamp Megerlin, August 26, 1967. Children: Timm Christian, Kim Maria.