Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, City University of New York, 1951. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1952. Graduate management program, Harvard University, 1975.
Design engineer Foster Wheeler Corporation, New York City, 1952-1955. Manufacturing engineer General Electric Company, Waterford, New York, 1955-1958. Program director ORI, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland, 1958-1963.
Chairman, chief executive Presearch, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, 1963—2004. Director, manager Level II Systems, Longboat Key, Florida, from 2004. Chief scientist, engineer Hicks and Associates, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, from 2004.
United States delegate North Atlantic Treaty Organization Industrial Avd. Group, 1989, chairman, 1992-1993, chairman emeritus, 1994-1995. Board visitors National Defense University, Washington, 1989-1998.
Board directors Cultural Alliance Greater Washington, 1980-1988, northern Virginia board Virginia Opera, 2000-2001. Trustee Washington Opera, 1988-1990. Member National Security Industrial Association (executive committee since 1986, chairman antisubmarine warfare committee 1981-1984, chairman amphibious warfare committee 1986-1989, chairman environmental committee 1990-1992, chairman international committee 1991-1993, vice chairman executive committee 1993, chairman 1994, chairman board trustees 1994-1995), National Defense Industrial Association (chairman finance committee since 1998, member executive committee, chairman energy security committee since 2006), American Chemical Society, Naval Undersea Warfare Foundation Museum, Loudon Golf and Country Club (Purcellville, Virginia), Lougboat Key Club.
Married Charlotte Weissman, January 21, 1951. Children: Michael L., Susan D. Brown.