Grown up on the parental farm, followed by training as an industrial mechanic and mechanical engineering studies in Aachen/ Jülich with specialization in energy and environmental protection technology.
Founder and Partner at PlanET Biogas Group GmbH together with Jörg Meyer zu Strohe – international company with core business in Biogas Plant engineering and construction, amongst others in France, Canada, Asia and Germany. Today freelance consultant active as an engineer in the field of energy technology, esp. biogas.
Working in an honorary capacity in various renewable associations amongst others: Member in the Board of German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) in Berlin, steering committee of Renewable Energy Federation of North Rhine-Westphalia (LEE- NRW), vice chairman of Regional Renewable Energy Federation of Münsterland (REE- Münsterland).
Since 2013 Vice-president German Biogas Association (actual main activity)