Student, Commercial College City of Frankfurt, Germany, 1955-1957.
Apprentice, Bayer, Frankfurt, Germany, 1957-1959; delegate, Sterone Corporation, New York City, 1960-1961; manager independent chemical, Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany, 1961-1969; managing director, Bayer, Karachi, Pakistan, 1970-1975; coordinator Latin American, Bayer, Leverkusen, 1975-1979; marketing manager, Bayer, Leverkusen, 1979-1988; manager marketing and production, Bayer, Leverkusen, 1988-1992; marketing manager, Bayer, Cologne, Germany, since 1992.
President Handball Sports Club, Leverkusen, 1986-1994.
Married Karin E. Walter, July 8, 1966. 1 child, Rene Harald.