I was born in Karlsruhe, South-West Germany. When I was 5, world war II began. Our family had to move quite often so that I went to more than 10 schools successively. Later, after the end of the war, our family found a new home in Freiburg, SW-Germany. I became more and more interested in technical toys, so it is not surprising that after college I chose to become an engineer. I studied communications engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (1954-1960). In 1960 I met a charming french girl on the shore of Lake Geneva during holidays. Her name was Jeannette (born June 19, 1938 in St.-Etienne-les-Remiremont, France). On August 10, 1961, we got married. And we are still married and happy 45 years later! With scientific work on microwave quantum amplification I got a doctorate degree from the same university (1964). Then we moved to the Munich area. We have 5 children. I was engaged in various R&D positions in industry, 1984-1987 as director of computer hardware development, 1987-1993 as director of international Integrated Circuit design centers at Siemens AG. I retired in 1993. From 1994 to 2004 I did a lot of voluntary work, particularly as president of a non-profit charity association. And now I am enjoying life together with Jeannette, and the family continues to grow: 8 grandchildren at present! My main hobbies besides the family are music, biking, cross country skiing, swimming and jogging.
Harpsichord built by Horst
Seal of Johann Friedrich Kiemle on Harpsichord. 3 circles on the left for my 3 daughters & 2 circles on the right for my 2 sons.