· Born in Germany, came to Canada at the age of seven, spent childhood in Hudson
· Holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University
· Spent two years as a volunteer working in Nigeria; taught mathematics in a college for primary school teachers
· Worked for 20 years as an engineer and manager in the head office of Siemens, a multinational electronic and electric equipment company
· In 1994, he started his own consulting firm
· Currently the owner and president of Technologies Nord46, an information and Internet technology company, and works with Internet suite101.com, an information and training firm
· Lives in Hudson; in his spare time helps his wife, Heather, with her theatre company, and his three grown children with their studies and travels.