a young apprentice working with Grob the
oldest blacksmith in Zurich, my first specialty became repairing
and re-fabricating antique locks and restoring aging ornamental
ironwork throughout the city's old quarter. After graduating
with a degree in Metal Working I worked in steel and aluminum
construction - including building single ton fireproof &
radiation-proof doors for the medical and military industries
a metalworker and a bobsled team member, I was especially
privileged to work with Olympic & World Champion bobsledder
Hans Hiltebrand. We combined steel & fiberglass to aerodynamically
design World Championship winning 4 & 2 men bobsleds.
pursuing my Masters in Metal Working, I worked for Schneebeli
Metallbau one of the top Swiss companies in building security
structures for banks, embassies, insurance companies, jewelry
stores, prisons and other institutions. Along with my regular
work I was responsible for teaching and supervising new apprentices.
With Schneebeli I worked on international projects in all forms
of metal structures and architectural details - including Museums,
Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitals and Private Homes. During
1995-1996 this led to the construction and installation of underground
vaults, mantrap entrances, bullet proof windows and other security
measures for a national treasury building in Moscow housing the
nation's diamond commerce.
enjoy a good challenge and welcome interesting projects where
I can help customers make their ideas a reality. Since moving
to the U.S. I've strived to continue the tradition of high quality
craftsmanship in which I have trained and enjoy working.