A chemistry graduate from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, he and his father founded a publishing house in 1994, initially publishing a technical magazine for the rubber industry. He started work as the Technical Editor, responsible for layout and production which he learned at a local printing house, he later developed the entire skill set to run the publishing house.Since 2001, he has worked tirelessly to improve and promote the PU family of magazines produced by the Gupta Verlag family publishing house. Available in three languages, the magazines and website now set the industry standard. They will continue to be published.Frank had a great natural ability to connect with everyone he came into contact with. Throughout his life he met a great number of people from all walks of life and wherever he travelled in the world, people were touched by his charm, wit and his honest opinions. He also took great pleasure and effort in writing his thought-provoking editorials.His trade mark cream suit, which he wore to be easily recognised (despite being 1.96 m tall, dark and handsome), and ear ring will be missed within the entire industry. He was never afraid to be different and he will remain truly memorable.As a chemist he knew that we all re-join the carbon cycle and that "life is always fatal! His final regret was that at 48, he was too old to die young!After a short fight against cancer, Frank died peacefully, at home with family at his side.Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not here, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awake in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my side and cry, I am not there, I did not leave.