- Trained as an electrician. Graduate of the Academy for Labour Studies, University of Frankfurt/Main.
- Chief executive of IG Metall, Fürth.
- Member of the Federal Executive Committee of the WASG Party (2004-2006).
- Vice-chair of the executive, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Member of the executive, Wolfgang Abendroth Foundation. Manager of the educational institution BiKo GmbH, Central Franconia.
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