Born in 1965. Bavaria/Swabia. Studies of electrotechnologie at the Technical University Munich, electrical engineer. Development engineer in microelectronics with Siemens AG Munich (1990-92). Sales engineer export in environmental technology with Pfister GmbH Augsburg (1992-94). Chairman of the district council of the Junge Union Swabia (1990-94). CSU branch Chairman for the district Augsburg (1999-2005). Since 1999 Chairman of the CSU Group within the EPP Group. Since 2000 Regional Chairman of Bavaria’s Europa Union. Since 2005 district chairman of the CSU Swabia. MEP since 1994.