Student, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1952. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Mich, 1956. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, New York University, 1960.
Department head, Bell laboratories, Illinois, North Carolina and New Jersey, 1956-1977; director research and development, Teletype Corporation, Skokie, Illinois, 1977-1979; vice president engineering, Tellabs, Inc., Lisle, Illinois, 1979-1986; senior vice president technical marketing and business development, Tellabs, Inc., Lisle, Illinois, 1986-1987; president, Tellabs International, subsidiary Tellabs, Inc., Lisle, since 1987.
Executive board directors National Communications Forum, Chicago, since 1961. Advisory board N. Center College, Naperville, 1984-1985. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1956-1958, Korea.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Alpha Sigma Phi (Ann Arbor, MIch.).
Married Evelyn Backlund, July 8, 1961. Children: Douglas, Thomas, Jill.