Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961.
General manager service division Toledo Scale Corporation, 1964-1968. Executive vice president, chief operating officer Skyline Corporation, Elkhart, Indiana, 1968-1985. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Electrical Company, Inc., Bluffton, 1985—2003, retired, 2003.
Instructor University Toledo, 1966—1967. Board directors Skyline Corporation, since 1975, JSJ Corporation, Sentry Insurance. Executive-in-residence Doermer School Business & Management Sciences, Ind.U.-Purdue University, 2003.
Served with United States Army, 1961-1963.
Trustee American Ground Water Trust. With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member Harvard University Business School Association, Fort Wayne Country Club, Summit Club Fort Wayne, Harvard Club New York City, Bird Key Yacht Club.
Son of Otto Kirsky and Gladys (McWhorter) L. Divorced; children: Elizabeth, Cynthia. Married Ruth Stanat, 1995.