Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1950.
Sales engineer Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, 1950-1955. With Emerson Electric Company, St. Louis, 1955-1968, president Builder Products division, 1965-1968, vice president Electronics and Space division, 1961-1965. Vice president operations Gould, Inc., Chicago, 1968-1971.
Executive vice president Eltra Corporation, New York City, 1971-1974, president, 1974-1981. Chairman Converse, Inc., 1982-1988. Chief Executive Officer Furniture Brands International, Inc (formerly Interco Inc.), St. Louis, 1989-1996.
Chairman Interco Inc., 1989-1998. Chairman executive committee Furniture Brands International Inc., 1998, member governor and nominating com. Group vice president Allied corporation.
President Loynd Capital Management. Board directors Joy Global Inc., since 2001.
Married Jacqueline Ann Seubert, February 3, 1951. Children: Constance, John, Cynthia, William, James, Michael.