Born on 23 September 1955 in Germany nearby Frankfurt am Main and raised in the river Ruhr area, Germany
After finishing school with the university entrance qualification and military service study of metallurgy at Technical University Aachen Germany.
Diploma degree in February 1985.
Since 1 March 1985 with Steel Institute VDEh.
1987 appointed manager of the iron making department.
December 1990 Dr.-Ing. Thesis at Technical University Aachen with the field sintering of iron ores.
January 1996 appointed deputy senior manager of the metallurgy department.
February 2001 appointed senior manager of the metallurgy department.
March 2003 appointed senior manager team production including metallurgy, metal forming and plant technology department.
April 2008 appointed director technology
Member of the European Blast Furnace Committee since 1985.
Member of the European Coke Committee since 1991.
Member of the Executive Committee B1 “Iron Ore Reduction” of the European Commission for Coal and Steel” since 1985 and since 2006 chairman of the successor Executive Committee TGS1 of the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel.
Chairman of the coke plant data exchange working of the European Blast Furnace Committee since 2002.
Approximately 280 publications in technical journals, conference proceedings and books in the field of iron and steel making.