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Helmut Johannes Ballon

Helmut Johannes Ballon, mining engineer. Member Humane Order of African Redemption (officer 1976, Knight Grand Band 1986), Gesellschaft deutscher Metallhuetten und Bergleute, Verein deutscher Eisenhuettenleute, American Institute of Mining.; Lodge: Rotary.

Background

  • Ballon, Helmut Johannes was born on April 26, 1933 in Karwin, Czechoslovakia. Son of Heinrich B. and Anna (Heczko) Ballon.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Engineering, Technology University, Clausthal, Federal Republic Germany, 1959. Technical assistant to superintendent Rheinisch-Westfaelische Kalkwerke, AG, Dornap, Federal Republic Germany, 1960-1964. Superintendent, technical manager Bong Mining Company, Liberia, West Africa, 1964-1971, general manager, 1982-1986, director, since 1986.

      Manager mining, project manager Exploration and Bergbau GmbH, Duesseldorf, Federal Republic Germany, 1971-1982. Consultant Ferrominas S.A., Moncorvo, Portugal, 1973-1974. Project manager Ferteco Mineracao S.A., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1975-1976, Nickel Project, Burundi, 1981-1982.

    Career

    • Manager Bong Mining Company, Liberia, West Africa, 1964-1971, general manager, 1982-1986, director, since 1986. Manager mining, project manager Exploration and Bergbau GmbH, Duesseldorf, Federal Republic Germany, 1971-1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Humane Order of African Redemption (officer 1976, Knight Grand Band 1986), Gesellschaft deutscher Metallhuetten und Bergleute, Verein deutscher Eisenhuettenleute, American Institute of Mining. Lodge: Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Horse breeding and riding. Hobby farming.

    Connections

    • Married Hiltrud Greta Hannemann. Children– Oliver, Mirjam, Judith.
    • father: Heinrich B. Ballon
    • mother: Anna (Heczko) Ballon
    • spouse: Hiltrud Greta Hannemann
    • children: Oliver Ballon
    • Mirjam Ballon
    • Judith Ballon
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    Born April 26, 1933