Date of Birth: 26/11/1941
Skydiving since: 1976
Number of Jumps: 5830
Formation Skydiver turned to Speed-Skydiving.
Formation Skydiving national team captain in 8-way for Germany until 1992.
Active member of the IPC since 1998.
President of the German Parachuting Association since 2003.
Achievements: still skydiving, now at a personal maximum freefall-speed of 450 km/h (280 mls/h)
When asked what he felt was his greatest achievement; what had given him the most pleasure, he answered: To have set the spark for the Dubai Mondial 2012 and having been part of the Dubai-organisation from the beginning to the final presentation of the greatest competition in skydiving history.