Diploma ingenieur, Technology University Munich, 1961. Doctor Agriculture, Technology University Munich, 1967. Habilitation, Technology University Munich, 1968.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Iowa State University, 1965. Dr honoris causa, Kiev National University of Economics, 1999.
Chief division agricultural marketing research Technology University Munich, Germany, 1968-1971. Professor statistics and econometrics University Kiel, Germany, 1972-1976. Professor, chair statistics and econometrics, department economics University Hagen, Germany, 1977-2001.
Member Ukrainian National Academy Technological Sciences, German Association for Space Energy (president since 1997).
Married Elisabeth Rintelen (deceased October 1997). Children: Paul, Martin, Anne, Veronika.