Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Eindhoven, 1987.
Engineer General Electric Plastices Europe BV, Bergen Zoom, Netherlands, 1987—1991. Head Research and Development Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1991—1997. Manager development Meerssen Papier, Netherlands, 1997—2003.
Teacher & lecturer Hogeschool Zuyd, Heerlen, since 2003, head marketing food & business Sittard, since 2008. Engineer General Electric Plastics, Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1988—1989.