Engineering Diploma, University Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1984. Engineering Diploma, University Hagen, Hagen, Germany, 1987. Master of Science, HWK, Bielefeld, Germany, 1988.
Skilled worker Field Artillery Seidel, Duesseldorf, 1975-1977. Project engineer Telemecanique Electrique, Ratingen, Germany, 1984-1988. Project manager Hartmann & Braun, Minden, since 1988.
Assistant professor University Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, 1990-1992.
Captain German Army. Member Club of German Engineers, Society Measurement and Automationtechnologie.
Married Christel Waehler, October 24, 1987. Children: Bjoern, Nils, Larissa.