Master Physical Engineering, Technology University Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Sciences, Technology University Eindhoven, 1966.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Faculty Sciences, U. Paris, 1966-1967; researcher, Philips Research laboratories, Eindhoven, 1967-1972; product manager, Philips Medical Systems Division, Eindhoven, 1972-1973, 75-80; marketing manager, Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands, 1980-1981; systems consultant, medical systems division, North America Philips, New York City, 1981-1982; marketing manager, medical systems division, North America Philips, Shelton, Connecticut, 1982-1988; director S&I division, then managing director I&E division, Philips, Eindhoven, 1982-1988; president, chief Executive officer, Broadcast Television Systems GmbH, Darmstadt, Federal Republic Germany, since 1988. Member program committee for commercial training of university-educated engineers, Technology U. Eindhoven.
Member Dutch Physical Society.
Married Hendrika Geertje Visscher, May 3, 1968. Children: Rokus H.J., Karsten E., Elmer C.