Bachelor in Mathematics, Augustana College, 1968.
Various industrial engineering positions, Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, 1958-1970; manager industrial engineering, John Deere Foundry, East Moline, Illinois, 1970-1972; manager manufacturing and plant engineering, John Deere Foundry, East Moline, Illinois, 1972-1974; works manager, John Deere Foundry, East Moline, Illinois, 1974-1975; general manager, John Deere Foundry, East Moline, Illinois, 1975-1977; director health care, Deere & Company, Moline, 1977-1980; vice president industrial relations and personnel, Deere & Company, Moline, 1980-1983; also board directors, Deere & Company senior vice president engineering, technical and human resources, Deere & Company, since 1983. Board director 1st National Bank Moline, HON Industries, Muscatine, Iowa. Trustee St. Ambrose U., Davenport, Iowa, since 1982.
Board of directors Quad Cities Area Inc. Junior Achievement, Davenport, since 1974, president, 1982. President Upper Rock Island County Family Young Men’s Christian Association, Moline, 1985.
Board directors Quad City Health Plan, Davenport, 1981-1986, president, 1981-1982. Board directors Quad-City Development Group, since 1985, United Way, Quad City, 1986-1988. Member Manufacturers' Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (chairman human resources county II 1983-1985).
Married Carolyn Louise Billiet, August 22, 1959. Children: Timothy Stewart, Todd Louis, Douglas Michael.