Diploma in physics, Technology University, Munich, 1983.
Technology engineer Krauss-Maffei, Munich, 1984—1986, member anti aircraft department, 1987—1989, department leader systems engineering, 1989—1994, department leader simulation, 1994—1999. Member infrared sights department Messerschmidt Boelkov Blohm, 1986—1987. Department leader new technical Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, since 1999.
Fellow: Society Optical Engineers. Member: Association of the United States Army.
Married Hannelore Windirsch, August 14, 1984. 1 child Patricia.