Bachelor, DePauw University, 1942.
With, Penton Public Inc. subsidiary Pittway Corporation, Cleveland, since 1952; president, chief Executive officer, Penton Public Inc. subsidiary Pittway Corporation, Cleveland, since 1971; vice president, Pittway Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois, since 1976. Board directors Bank One Cleveland N.A.
Co-chairman American Heart Association Heart-a-thon, Cleveland, 1975-1976. Board directors Children Superior vena cava syndrome, Cleveland, 1960's, Greater Cleveland Growth Association, 1970's. Trustee Kent State University, 1978-1984.
Board visitors DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, since 1987. Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Association Business Publications (chairman 1983-1984, McAllister fellowship 1989), Cleveland ADvt.
Club (Ad Person of Year 1977), Advertising Council (Public Svc. award1988), Industrial Marketers (Gold Mousetrap award 1967), Westwood Country Club (Rocky River, Ohio, president 1983-1984), Lakewood Country Club (Westlake, Ohio, president 1969-1971), Union Club.
Married Catherine Theis. Children: Michael, Carl.