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Otto John Kealton

Otto John Kealton, industrialist. Club: Rotary (charter president 1980-1981).


  • Kealton, Otto John was born on July 31, 1913 in Vienna. Son of Leon and Marie (Boehm) Klinger.

  • Education

    • Matriculation, Real-Gymnasium and private, 1924-1931. Joint managing director Favourite Manufacturing Company, Sydney, 1938-1942. Managing director Kealton Australia Ltd., Sydney, 1942-1947.

      Director, general manager Kraftex Ltd., Capetown, South Africa, 1947-1952. Managing director Bitroid Ltd., Johannesburg, 1952-1957, Decorative Boards Ltd., Johannesburg, 1952-1957. Group managing director Marley-Tiles, Frank Wright, Johannesburg, 1957-1963, Bruply Ltd., Pietermaritzburg, 1963-1968, Smith & Nephew, Pinetown, South Africa, 1968-1970.

      Project consultant Timber Merchants of Zambia, Kitwe, 1971-1973. Chairman board Bridgewood Products Ld., Pinetown, 1975-1984, Kit-Form Furniture, 1980-1984. Patentee in field. Board directors Doone Village, Pinetown, since 1975.

      Vice chairman Morton Hall, Pinetown, 1980-1984. Paul Harris fellow, 1980. member Transvaal C. of Industries (executive council 1954-1963), Pietermaritzburg C. Industries (vice chairman 1968-1969).


    • Chairman board Bridgewood Products Ld. Board directors Doone Village, Pinetown, since 1975.


    Club: Rotary (charter president 1980-1981).


    • Married Elaine Shirley Chapman, April 3, 1969. Children– Vivienne Carol, Rabjohn, Leigh, Mashman Kealton.
    • father: Leon Klinger
    • mother: Marie (Boehm) Klinger
    • spouse: Elaine Shirley Chapman
    • children: Vivienne Carol Kealton
    • Rabjohn Kealton
    • Leigh Kealton
    • Mashman Kealton
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    Born July 31, 1913