Doctor of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University, 1980. Diploma Catholic Theology, Dome School Wuerzburg, 1995.
Assistant medical practitioner University Hospital, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1981—1985. Assistant State Institute Occupational Health, Germany, 1985—1989, deputy, 1989—1994, department head, since 1995. Consultant Committee for Toxic Hazards Ministry Of Work, Bonn, 1988—1994.
Consulting Committee for Occupational Medicine, Heidelberg, Germany, since 1988.
Member Parish Committee Economic Affairs, Duesseldorf, 1991—2003. Honorary judge Court Social Affairs, 2002—2003. Member of German Science Society Occupational and Environmental Health.
Married Bernadette Meling, March 17, 1959. Children: Johannes, Lara, Georg.