Diploma in Engineering/biomedical Engineer, Fachhochschule Giessen, Germany, 1982.
Service engineer Oxford Medical, Germany, 1982-1983, service supervisor Germany, 1983-1984, service manager Germany, 1984, service manager Europe Germany, 1984-1986, marketing manager Europe Germany, 1986-1987. Sales/marketing manager cardiology Nihon Kohden, Germany, 1988. Market specialist and cardiology ultrasound General Electric Medical/Center Europe, 1989-1990.
General manager Synergy Medical, Germany, 1990-1994. President Foxmed gmbH Innovative Medical Techniques, Germany, from 1994. Speciality includes support of multicenter studies in internal medicine.
Sergeant Germany Army, 1974-1978.
Married Gabriele Dirszus, January 29, 1988. 1 child: Erik.