Diploma in business administration, Fachhochschule Niederrhein, Moenchengladbach, Germany, 1974.
Head purchasing and logistie, manufacturing, human resources BAMA-Werke, Mosbach, Germany, 1988-1990, managing director Germany, 1990-1993. Head materials management American Seed Trade Association Medica AG, Frankfurt, Germany, 1993-1998. Business unit leader Lohmann GmbH & Company KG, Neuwied, Germany, since 1998.
Managing director, chief operating officer Lohmann & Rauscher International GmbH & Company KG, Rengsdorf and Neuwied, since 1998.
Married Petra Bender. 2 children.