Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany

Professional Career

1980 – 1983 BS program „Beverage Technology“, University of applied Sciences/ Wiesbaden in Geisenheim/ Germany

1983 – 1985 MS program „Oenology“, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen / Germany

1988 Doctor in Agricultural Sciences, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen / Germany

1987 – 1990 Quality Control / R&D Manager, Sichel Winery, Alzey.Lectures in Wine Chemistry at University of applied Sciences Wiesbaden in Geisenheim

1991 – 1993 Laboratory Director and Member of Winemaking Teams, SIMI Winery in Healdsburg / California

Since 1994 Head of Department for Oenology and Wine Technology and Head of the Winery, Geisenheim Research Institute Oenology Lectures at: University of applied Sciences Wiesbaden in Geisenheim (now: Hochschule Geisenheim University)

Since 1995 Lecturing in continuing professional training programs in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Finland

Since 1995 German Expert / Delegate at the „International Organisation for Vine and Wine“ (OIV) in Paris

1998 – 2006 Member of Board of Directors Geisenheim Research Institute

2008 – 2012 Head of Institute I (Grape Breeding, Viticulture and Oenology)

2003 – 2006 Oenology Lectures in Bachelor- and Master Programs FH Burgenland/ Austria

2004 – 2010 President of the OIV expert group „Wine Technology“in Paris

2009 – 2012 President of the OIV Commission Oenology

2013 – 2015 2nd Vice-President of the OIV

2015 – 2018 President of the OIV

Since 2018 1st Vice-President of the OIV