PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

01/2010 - today

Balke & Partner LLC   

www.balkepartner.com – THE STONE EXPERTS

Director and Founder of B&P network of 100 experts in

stone business and associated fields established in October 2013.

  • Orator at World-Stone Congresses, international conventions and fairs. Xiamen/China - Middle East Big 5 Dubai/UAE - Verona/Italy ​and more

  • Member of International Association of Professional Business Consultants

  • Member of  IMC Institute of Managements Consultants USA

  • Member of APC Association of Professional Consultants

 

  • Inventor of quarry portal – www.quarryforsale.net                                    The worldwide one and only portal to buy and sell quarries and natural resources - since 5/2015  www.quarryforsale.net

  • Sales and marketing services for quarry owner worldwide. 

 

Luis Vincent Group Inc. Construction and natural stone projects in the US,

            Europe and Asia and worldwide sales in natural stone business

            Turnover: 45 Millions USD/anno worldwide  ·      

 

03/2006-01/2010

Luis-Vincent Granite Inc. Baltimore/Maryland USA www.luisvincent.com

As subsidiary of Luis Vincent Group Corporation. www.luis-vincent.com

Founder and CEO.

 

Establishing Corporation structures. Stockyards in New York NY, Pittsburgh PA with Headquarter in Baltimore/Dundalk MD

Turnover 9.0 Mio USD per anno (Luis-Vincent Granite 2010 only)

·    Member of  MIA - Marble Institute of America 

·    Member of MBNA - Monument Builders of North America

·    Member of NSC Natural Stone Council - The United Voice of the Natural

     Stone Industry

 

01/2006 -2009

IGC International Granite Connection Ltd. Montpelier/Vermont USA

interim managing director and CEO - www.igc-stone.com

Turnover 5.0 Mio.USD per anno

Dimension stone / Raw block sales in North America /Canada.

Coordination of bulk shipments 20.000 up to 50.000 metric tons from origin South Africa Port Durban and Zimbabwe Port Mozambique/Beira plus temporary destination ports and stockyards in  New Orleans LA, Savannah GA USA and Montreal/Quebec City Canada.

 

03/1993-1/2006

STEINZEIT Natursteine GmbH Deutschland www.steinzeit.de

Founder and managing director

Start-up, Establishing company structures and European wide distribution network of natural stones and natural building materials for landscaping architecture projects

Establishing Lean Management – Turnover € 10.00 Mio per anno with 6 employees.

National wide realization of prestigious building projects like Bundespräsidialamt, Bundestag, UN Headquarter und Post tower in Bonn, Schloss Bellevue in Berlin, BMW in Munic, auto test tracks for Mercedes Benz und Continental and delivery of exclusive natural stones for numerous embassies and government departments.  www.steinzeit.de\referenzen

 

Feasibility reports and project accompaniment for prestigious national and international Architects and designers in countless projects. Supply concepts and sully for naturals stone for major projects in Japan und Russia.

1993 Establishment and development of new market and new production plants in China as one of the first Europeans in Qingdao/Shandong. In following years establishing a copy of production plants in Xiamen/Fujian with support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bonn and Chinese government and Ministry of Commerce of China in Beijing.

 

from 1996 Establishment and development of new market, new production plants and technical  project accompaniment of natural stone production in Rajastan/India with support of Indian

Member and chairman of INZ Internationales Natursteinzentrum Mayen

Member of DNV Deutscher Natursteinwerkverband Würzburg

10/1989-12/1992

NKB Bremen as Subsidiary of Dr. Joachim Schmidt Group Berlin

www.drschmidt-ag.de.

Natural stone expert and prudent businessman in branch Duisburg/Germany 

 

General manager in new established former capital branch Bonn/Germany.

Turnover with one additional employee DM 4,5 Mio. per anno.

Start-up, Establishing company structures in the national capital region and European wide distribution network of natural stones and natural building materials for landscaping architecture projects.

Realization and delivery of exclusive natural stone products to numerous building projects like  Bundeskunsthalle, ministry of the interior, finance ministry and other ministries and several embassies.

07/1985-09/1989

Prudent businessman with focus on building material - Baubedarf Berg und Mark Wuppertal

Sales of building material for building construction and civil engineering in Germany. Biobau expert. Docent for expert training of students and job entrants.

EDUCATION-STUDIES

Mineralogy and geology studies at University of Cologne Germany.

​Marketing-Kommunikations-Ökonom / Academically qualified economist with focus on marketing and communications- Studies at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie VWA Essen NRW.

​​​Hochschulreife /higher education entrance qualification -  high school degree and Ausbildung und Abschluss zum Groß-und Außenhandelskaufmann /expert in wholesale and foreign trade plus diploma of expert of building and constructions.

Expert in global trading and master in business economics.



25 years professional experiences in processing natural stones and worldwide sales.



Expert knowledge in national and international natural stone markets.



Innovative and positive forward creative strategist in global project business focused on natural stone trade.



Initiator of start up natural stone production and distribution networks around the world.

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