Studied metallurgy at the RWTH Aachen with a subsequent doctoral graduation in metal forming.
Started industrial work at Thyssen Industries corporate headquarter
Worked in several forging and stamping companies within the Thyssen-Krupp group in Germany and USA.
Worked in several medium sized companies dealing with precision forging, aluminum forging and steel forging including machining shops.
Since 10 years he is at Hammerwerk Fridingen and responsible for design, development and the tool-shop.
Beside his job he is since 7 years Lecturer at the university of applied science in Tuttlingen.