Graduate metallurgy Institute Technology, Berlin, Germany, 1910, Doctorate. Engineering, 1911.
Came to the United States, 1911, naturalized, 1919. Employed by various German works learning profession, 1904-1911. Instructor and assistant, department metallurgy Institute Technology, Berlin, 1910-1911.
Metallurgist American Steel & Wire Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1911-1912.
Various positions Blast Furnace Department, South Works, Illinois Steel Company, Chicago, 1912-1917, superintendent, 1917-1925, assistant general superintendent South. Works, 1925-1935, general superintendent, 1935. Manager operations, Chicago District, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1935-1937.
Vice president operations, director United States Steel Corporation of Delaware Pittsburgh, 1938-1943. President, Geneva Steel Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1943-1951.
Director United States Steel Corporation of Delaware, 1947-1951.
Consultant Koppers Company, Incorporated., since 1952. Compulsory military service Imperial German Army heavy artillery, 1905.
Member American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Society for Metals. Clubs: Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
Married Ebba West. J., October 28, 1912. Children: Walther Herman, Herman Robert.