Besides, I am member of the supervisory board of SÜSS Micro Tec AG, Garching, as well as of two boards of trustees in the area of IT security.
I was a member of the board of directors of the Association of German Computer Centres (VDRZ), of the German Federal Association of Managing Consultants (BDU), German Delegate for the European Computing Services Association (ECSA) and their vice president. In 1995, I became a “Member of the European 500”, “Entrepreneur 1996” and “EKS Award Winner 1996”. In 2001, I received the University Medal of the Ruhr-University Bochum. In 2002, I was appointed the honorary doctorate senator of the Technical University of Darmstadt and in 2004 “Dr. Ing. Eh.” of the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr-University Bochum. In 2005, I was awarded the Service Award for Professional Excellence by Rotary International. In June 2009 the Federal President Köhler bestowed me the Federal Cross of Merit first class.