Diploma in chemistry, University Mainz, Germany, 1973. Doctor Natural Sciences, University Mainz, Germany, 1975. Habilitation, University Freiburg, Germany, 1981.
Research associate University Freiburg, 1975-1982, lecturer Germany, 1981-1983. Research chemist Huels AG, Marl, Germany, 1982-1986, research supervisor, manager development engineering plastics Germany, 1986-1990, head pilot plant Germany, 1990-1993, manager polymers and environment Germany, 1993-1996, corporation strategic Research and Development Germany, 1996-1997. President, managing director CREAVIS GmbH, since 1998.
Research fellow International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1977-1978. Lecturer University Münster, Germany, 1984-1988, professor, since 1988.
Member German Chemical Society, German Bunsen Society, American Chemical Society.
Married Marianne Collet, May 15, 1971. Children: Dominik, Johanna.