Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University, 1972; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1974.
From shift supervisor to president Schreiber International, Schreiber Foods, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1974—1982. President, cheese division Universal Foods, 1982—1989. Executive vice president, general manager Dial Corporation, 1989—1993.
President Golden State Foods, 1993—2002, United Stationers Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 2002—2010, chief operating officer, 2002, Chief Executive Officer, board directors, since 2002.
Chairman board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Green Bay, 1981, Milwaukee, 1988. Member metropolitan board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Phoenix, 1990. Member Soap and Detergent Association.
Married Beth Andrea Splinter, December 18, 1971. Children: Grant D., Mary E.