During his career, he was a nominee on several presidential elections, however, never got elected as President of Germany. His consolidation prize was getting elected on three times in Bundestag
Herbert was a member of several parties, including:
- Sozialdemokratische Partei eD - two time party president, elected in Congress
- KPeD - two time party president, elected in Congress
Herbert is a soldier in Bundeswehr.
He was the owner and general manager of four companies which are operating on the German food, grain and iron markets.