Student, City College of New York, 1938-1941; B.Adminstrv. Engineering, New York University, 1951.
Engineer, Emerson Radio Corporation, 1941-1947; Engineer, Mutual Broadcasting System, 1947-1949; Engineer, Tele-Tone Radio Corporation, 1949-1951; chief engineer, Radio Receptor Company, 1951-1954; president, General Transistor Corporation (merged with General Instrument Corporation 1960), 1954-1960; vice-president, director, General Instrument Corporation, 1960-1967; senior vice president, General Instrument Corporation, 1967-1968; partner, Geiger & Fialkov, 1968-1978; partner, Venture Capital Investments, since 1978. Board directors Primus Telecom., Inc., Globecomm Systems, Inc., Perlucid Corporation.
Trustee Adelphi U., Garden City, 1959-1970, Polytechnic Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Heinish Foundation Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Technion Society (director), Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Museum.
Married Elaine Dampf, November 25, 1942. Children: Carol Fran, Jay Michael.