Diploma in engineering, University Darmstadt, Germany, 1966. Doctor-Ing, University Darmstadt, Germany, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000.
From engineering development staff to director solids process engineering Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1972-1990, senior vice president chemical engineering Research and Development Germany, 1990-1998, senior vice president engineering services Germany, since 1999. Adjunct professor University Stuttgart, 1993.
Member Verein Deutscher Ingenieure/GVC, Society Process Engineering (chairman advisory board research), Institute Chemical Engineering Fraunhofer Society (board directors).
Married Margret Hild, March 28, 1969. 1 child, Tim Manfred.