Master of Science in Engineering, Technology University Munich, 1972. Master of Business Administration, Institute Européen d'Administration des Affaires, Fontainebleau, France, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Technology, Technology University Innsbruck, Austria, 1987.
Research assistant I.N.S.E.A.D., 1973-1974. Consultant Donhauser & Partner, Munich, 1974-1975, senior partner, 1976-1978. President Professor Burkhardt GMBH & Company, since 1979.
Board directors EGB, Munich. Lecturer Augsburg Technology College, also in field.
Served with the West German armed forces, 1965-1967. Member Institute European d'Administration des Affaires Alumni Organization, Verein Beratender Ing., Gesellschaft Fuer Project Management, Dabei.