Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Washington University, 1955.
Advertising manager, Century Electric Company, St. Louis, 1953-1956; sales manager industrial wire, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical, Chicago, 1957-1960; managing director, Paul E. Gerst & Company, Chicago, 1961-1963; chief Executive officer, Energy Systems Corporation, Chicago, 1964-1972; chief Executive officer, Enercology Associations, Ltd., Chicago, Los Angeles, since 1973; managing director, Western Energy Engineers, Costa Mesa, California, 1983-1988. Chairman of the Board Oceanside Refrigeration, Inc., Newport Beach, California, Klondike Equity Enterprises, Balboa Island, California.
Supervisor Lake County Board, Waukegan, Illinois, 1976-1980. Member Northern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago, 1976-1980. Advisor South Coast Air Quality Management Dist, El Monte, California, since 1984.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1953. Member American Cogeneration Association (president), Los Angeles Cogeneration Association (board directors), Sigma Chi. Lodges: Knights of Columbus.
Married Shirley Louise Lucki, June 29, 1963. Children: Paul Vernon, John William, Cathleen Claire.