Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1955. Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering, University Iowa, 1963.
With Stanley Consultant Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, since 1955, board directors, president, 1971-1987, chairman, 1984—2008, chairman emeritus, since 2008. Vice chairman HNI Corporation, 1979-1905. Chairman National Construction Industry Council, 1978, Committee Federal Procurement Architectural-Engineering Services, 1979.
President Eastern Iowa Community College, Bettendorf, 1966-1968. Member industrial advisory council Iowa State University College Engineering, Ames, 1969-1997, chairman, 1979-1981.
Board directors N.E.-Midwest Institute, 1989-1995, treasurer, 1991-1993, chairman, 1993-1995. Board directors Stanley Foundation, since 1956, president, 1984—2007, chairman, since 1995. Board directors Muscatine Health Support Foundation, president, since 1984.
Board directors Muscatine United Way, 1969-1975, Iowa State University Memorial Union, 1968-1983, University Dubuque, Iowa, 1977-1993, Institute Social and Economic Development, 1992-2001, Unity Healthcare, 1999-2005, chairman 1999-2002. Board governors Iowa State University Foundation, 1982-1996. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council Engineering Companies (chairman 1976-1977, Community Service award 1997, Distinguished Award of Merit 1998), Iowa Academy of Sciences.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, National Society Professional Engineers (award 2009), American Council Engineering Companies Iowa (president 1967), Iowa Engineering Society (president 1973-1974, John Dunlap-Sherman Woodward award 1967, Distinguished Service award 1980, Voice of Engineer award 1987, Herbert Hoover Centennial award 1989), Muscatine Chamber of Commerce (president 1972-1973), Chamber of Commerce of the United States (construction action council 1976-1991), Rotary, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Mary Jo Kennedy, December 20, 1953. Children: Lynne Elizabeth, Sarah Catherine, Joseph Holt.