Born March 17, 1962 in Bad Kreuznach; Protestant; married; three children.
1989 Advisor for Renewable Energies in the Federal Ministry of Economics;
1991 Advisor for Economic Policy in the SPD parliamentary group;
1992 Advisor for Economic Policy and Business Contacts in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Chancellery and Managing Director of the Rhineland-Palatinate Initiative for the Future (ZIRP);
1998 Managing Director of the Kaiserslautern
2000 GmbH State Garden Show;
2001 Group Leader Political Planning and Economics in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Chancellery; 2004 Managing Director of the Project Development Company of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (PER);
2008 Head of Interdepartmental Coordination Office for Business Assistance and Employment Security of the State Government;
2010 to 2019 Head of the Department of Innovation, Technology and Digitalization in the Ministry of Economics of Rhineland-Palatinate; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ten technology centers and research institutes of the state, Ministerial Director.
Member of the SPD since 1978; member of IG Metall; member of AWO.
1994 to 2019 Local political activity for the SPD in the municipal council and district council in Alsenz/Donnersbergkreis.
Since November 2019 member of the German Bundestag.
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