Diploma in physics, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1956. Doctor of Natural Sciences, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1959.
Research and Development manager, HILTI AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 1961-1968;
director, HILTI AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 1968-1976;
executive vice president, HILTI AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 1977-1987;
university professor, U. St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1988-1998;
executive director, Institute for Technology Management, 1989-1998;
vice president, Foundation for Technological Management Promotion, Switzerland. Vice president Swiss Committee for Quality Promotion, Olten, 1977-1991. Technical chairman European Association for Elec.
Tool Manufacturers, 1983-1987. Board directors Swiss Academy forEngring. Science; jury member European Quality Award, 1992-1998.
Academician Swiss Academy for Engineering Science, 1989, International Academy for Quality, Switzerland, 1981. Jury chairman Swiss Award for Business Excellence.
Member European Organisation for Quality (honorary member, president 1986-1988), Swiss Association for Management Certified (president since 1983), Swiss Committee for Tests and Certified (president 1991-1997).
Married Susanne Kissling, June 10, 1962 (deceased 1966). Children: Thomas, Wolfgang. Married Olga Josefine Burtscher, April 15, 1968.
Children: Christine Olga, Ursula Claudia.