I am a retired manager, living with my wife in Tagaytay, Philippines. We have 1 son in Germany.
I was born in Manila in 1957, and I spent 10 years of my early life in the US, going through a series of schools in preparation for a career in manufacturing in my family's business. I graduated from MIT in 1979 with a degree in Mech. eng. and from Northwestern University in 1981 with an MBA. I also went to a boys preparatory school in Pennsylvania for high school, Kiskiminetas Springs Preparatory School.
I spent the first years of my working life in the paper processing business of my family which later on grew to include plastic processing and metalworking. Along the way, I became involved in the export side of the family business which is where I met my wife.
Facing my retirement years, my family and I moved out of Manila to enjoy the more tranquil areas of Tagaytay.