Student in electrical engineering, West Virginia University, 1947-1950; Bachelor of Science/Behavioural Science Institute, Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, 1969.
District materials inspector, West Virginia District 4 Construction Division, Clarksburg, 1950-1952; mechanic equipment developer, United States Steel Applied Research Laboratory, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 1957-1969; corporation staff metallurgical engineer, Rockwell International Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1969-1988; senior metallurgical engineer, Sensus Technologies, Inc., Uniontown, Pennsylvania, since 1988; president, owner, Metallurgical Technology Svc., Monroeville, since 1976. Board of trustees Die Casting Research Foundation, Chicago, 1979-1984.
Member N. American Die Casting Association (technical editor since 1991), National Association Corrosion Engineers, Pennsylvania Society Professional Engineers (board directors 1974-1976), American Society for Microbiology (board directors 1975-1977), American Chemical Society, American Society for Testing and Materials, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Foundrymen's Society.
Married Linda Lee Gillespie, July 18, 1959. Children: Laura Lee, Thomas John.