Master of Arts, University Munich, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tübingen, Germany, 1990. Master of Business Administration, University Krems, Austria, 1997.
Research assistant, U. Munich, 1984-1985; research assistant, U. Tübingen, 1985-1989; system engineer, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, Germany, 1989-1991; program manager for research, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH, Munich, since 1991. Director marketing PLS, Tübingen.
Married Eleonore Steck, May 20, 1988. Children: Corinna, Jessica.