Bachelor of Science, University Zurich, Switzerland, 1971. Master of Science, University Saarbrücken, Germany, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Saarbrücken, 1976.
Lab manager Perkin-Elmer, Ueberlingen, Germany, 1977-1980, product manager Germany, 1980-1985, production line manager Germany, 1985-1992, production manager Norwalk, Connecticut, 1993-1995. Territory manager Labsphere, Uhldingen, Germany, since 1996.
President Football Club Uhldingen Soccer Club, since 1998.
Married Roswitha Thaier, June 7, 1976. Children: Christoph Roland, Christina Anna.