Zbigniew Gołąbiewski was born in 1940 (age 74), in Olmonty, near Białystok (Podlaskie Voivodeship). He graduated from Technical School of Shipbuilding Industry in Gdańsk and, in 1961, from Engineering College in Białystok. In 1960, he began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks. In the years 1960-63 he worked as a turner; 1964-65 as an experimental division technologist; 1965-71 as a constructor; 1971-76 as a manager of tool-room and from 1976 to 1988 as a director of the production. In 1988, he resigned from his job in the factory. He set up his own company “PROMOTECH”. Member of the organization: Metalworkers` Trade Union, Association of Polish Engineers and Mechanical Technicians, president of the Metalworkers Club, Polish Yacht Club- Białystok, Polish United Workers‘ Party. Personal and family life: wife Grażyna, daughters Małgorzata, Małgorzata, Monika. Interests and hobbies: sailing and golf.