(born 7 December 1946) is a German economist and transportation scientist, sports official, CDU
politician and a representative of a family of entrepreneurs. He was Professor for Economics and Passenger Transport Management at Heilbronn University
of Applied Sciences, former president of the regional sports federation of Rhineland-Palatinate
"Landessportbund Rheinland-Pfalz", chairman of the regional sports foundation of Rhineland-Palatinate "Sporthilfe Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland" and economic policy spokesman for the CDU Rhineland-Palatinate. His father was a factory worker, his mother was a housewife. He is married and has two grown sons.
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