Born in Husum, North Germany, where I grew-up and went to school. Later studied at the Technical Academy in Hamburg, where I earned a degree of Dipl. Ing. in Mechanical Engineering in 1987. Then I joined a master’s program at Iowa State University in the USA, which was finished in 1989 with a M.Sc. degree in Engineering Mechanics.
In 1989 I joined the international classification and certification company Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg, where I started in the pressure systems department and then changed to the Offshore Department. In the Offshore Department I was working as project manager and process engineer in the certification of international offshore and pipeline projects. The latest position held was Head of Department Plant and Pipeline Projects.
In February of 2005 I moved to the Mexican Branch of GL and later was promoted to Country Manager for GL Noble Denton Mexico. On the 12. September 2013 DNV and GL joined forces and I am now responsible as Country Manager for all Oil&Gas activities of DNV.GL in Mexico, including certification, verification, consultancy and marine activities.