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Born in 1972, married, one child
1988 – 1991 Apprenticeship lab assistant at Herberts GmbH in Cologne
1994 – 1998 University of Applied Science Niederrhein in Krefeld, study in Coatings Technology
1998 – 2001 R&D engineer for automotive coatings at Herberts GmbH in Wuppertal
2000 – 2003 Regional Sales Manager Coatings and Product Manager silicas and resins at Omya GmbH in Cologne
2004 – 2011 Marketing Manager for the segment Paints, Coatings & Inks at Omya International AG.
2011 – 2015 Segment Manager Paints & Coatings EMEA at Celanese Emulsion.
Since 2015 Business Unit Director Additives & Resins at Gustav Grolman in Neuss.
Member of VILF since 2004.
Born 1971 in Braunschweig, Germany
1990 - 1993 apprenticeship as PAINTER & DECORATOR at master painter and decorator Erwin Schwarze, Hannover, Germany
1994 - 1996 apprenticeship as FORWARDING MERCHANT at Kühne & Nagel, Hannover, Germany
1996 - 1998 studies at Fachschule für Lack- & Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart, Germany with qualification state-certified ENGINEER (PAINT & LACQUER TECHNOLOGY)
1998 - 1999 development of decorative paints/-lacquers/-plaster at Farben Distler, Rednitzhembach, Germany
1999 tinting technician for decorative paints/-lacquers/-plaster in practical course at Werdenfelser Farbenfabrik, Wassertrüdingen, Germany
1999 - 2002 development of UV-lacquer systems for consumer electronics / parquet floorings / furniture at HYGÆA Farver & Lakker, Aalborg, Denmark
2002 - 2003 development of industrial lacquer systems / quality management for production at Mäder Aqualack, Düsseldorf, Germany
2003 - 2004 development of 1K-/2K-/UV-lacquer systems for parquet floorings (trade/industry) at Berger-Seidle Siegeltechnik, Grünstadt, Germany
2005 - 2006 development of 1K-/2K-industrial lacquer systems / office supplies / artist's paints at Stanger production- & trading company, Espelkamp, Germany
2006 - 2007 development of 1K-/2K-industrial lacquer systems at Esbjerg Farve- & Lakfabri