Attended Purdue, and Cleveland State. Went to work for a division of Figgie International in 1974, Automatic Sprinkler Corp of America. Worked in Knoxville, TN; Greensboro, NC; San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA in sales and management positions. Left Automatic in 1986 to work for Grinnell in LA. Went to work for the LA branch of COSCO Fire Protection in 1993. Started Qualco Fire Protection in Los Angeles in 2000.