Preface: English is not my native language. If you find any errors or ambiguous wording, please let me know – preferably with a suggestion!
Just a short overview…
I started my carrier as officer of the Federal Armed Forces in 1988, including first steps at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg.
In 1995 I finished my active military carrier and continued to study Safety Engineering at the University of Wuppertal, finshed with the Diploma in 1998. This included a semester at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse/France, where I prepared my diploma thesis – achieving the degree Diplom-Ingenieur.
From 1998 to 2004 I worked with Dräger, one of the worlds leading suppliers for safety and medical equipment. I joint a trainee program and than worked as sales engineer in Thuringia, one of the German Federal States.
Later I decided to join the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Dortmund. Between Marc 2004 and November 2013 I had the position as a research assistant and deputy head of unit “Basics of product safety“.
Besides of my work I continued my studies in the field of Safety Technology / Safety and Quality Law. I finished that with a PhD thesis, achieving the degree as Dr. rer. sec. (Doctor rerum securitatis)
Since December 2013 I worked with the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection, in the unit dealing with “Technical Consumer Protection, Market Surveillance”.
As of March 2019 I was chosen to take the postion of the head of department responsible for “International Aspects, Pesticides” in the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA).
As sideline profession my expertise my be used unless it is not in conflict with my main employment!
In addition to the occupation I also have a few hobbies and/or volunteer activities:
As a reserve officer, I am still engaged in the military service. Meanwhile, I have reached the rank Lieutenant Colonel, and take over the tasks of the Commander in a Logistical Supply Battalion.
More often, I was in action for the volunteer fire department of Hattingen. I have the qualification as platoon leader and head of a fire department, so where and when necessary I could take over the operational command during missions. This engagement will need to rest until I’ve settled in Munich.
In the third honorary position I was Chairman of the association “Väter im Ruhrgebiet e.V.” – a circle of friends, who plan their activities together to have even more fun.
Additonaly I started to dance: As active dancer and trainer I am in favour of Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and Balboa – dances from the 1920ies-1940ies.