Student, Iowa State University, 1945—1947. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Los Angeles State College, 1957.
Project engineer Baker Oil Tools, Los Angeles, 1957—1965. Chief engineer Remco Hydraulics, Indianapolis, 1965—1972, Ward Hydraulics, Alden, New York, 1972—1973. Engineering manager Hercules Products, 1973—1980.
General manager P.H.E. Hydraulics, Long Beach, California, 1980—1983. Director development Greer Hydraulics, Commerce, 1983—1989. President Travel Bugs Club, Los Angeles, 1964.
Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1954, Republic of Korea.
Member of National Fluid Power Association (member cylinder committee 1972-1973, member 1973-1980, chairman seals committee 1978-1980), Fluid Power Society (president 1977-1978, certified member 1979), Kiwanis (president chapter 1969), Mason.
Married Marjorie R. Knapp Thrane, December 8, 1950. 1 child Susan E.