Born to Eugene and Beverly in St. Paul, MN.
Is a part-time factory worker and operations committee member at his father’s company until 1998.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the College of Saint Thomas and Saint Paul.
Achieves a Master of Science in chemistry from Western Illinois University.
Is a fellow and senior corporate scientist in the Research and Development Division at Ecolab until 2017.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy from Texas A&M University.
Attains a Master of Business Administration from the College of Saint Thomas and Saint Paul.
Receives the patent for Ecolab Geosystem 9000, one of his 153 U.S. patents.
Receives Industrial Innovation Awards from the American Chemical Society Central.
Serves on the chemistry board of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, now the Household & Commercial Products Association, until 2017.
Commences his retirement.