Degree in Electrical Engineering, University Munich, 1964. Degree in Economics, University Munich, 1968.
Various positions Research and Development General Electric Company-Telefunken, Konstanz, Bonn, Germany, 1964-1966, various positions marketing department, 1969-1984. Various positions German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association, Frankfurt, 1984-1988. Managing director ZVEI, since 1989.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (standards board), International Electrotechnical Commission (committee action, conformity assessment board), German Electrotechnical Commission (deputy chairman), German Accreditation Body Technique (chairman).
Married; two children.