Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1952. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, New York University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1965.
Staff engineer, Chase Bag Company. New York City, 1960-1962;
production engineer, Boyle Midway division AHPC, New York City and Atlanta, 1962-1967;
plant manager, Bristol-Myers corporation, St. Louis, 1967-1970;
senior vice president operations, Amway Corporation, Ada, Michigan, 1970-1996. Consultant Amway Corporation.
President Michigan Chemical Council, Lansing, 1988-1990.
Michigan Republican Precinct delegate, Grand Rapids, 1984-1990. Engineering board visitors Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, since 1987, WEstern Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1983. Captain United States Air Force, 1952-1956.
Member National Society of Professional Engineers, American Institute Industrial Engineers, Michigan Chemical Council (president 1988-1990), Chemical Special Manufacturers Association (chairman board directors 1979-1987), Michigan Information Technology Network (chairman board directors since 1993), Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Museum.
Married Marcia Susan Gailband, August 10, 1957. Children: Sheryl, Austin, Brian.