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.com
The worldwide one and only portal to buy and sell quarries and natural resources - since 5/2015 www.quarryforsale.com
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 ·
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
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.
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
NKB Bremen as Subsidiary of Dr. Joachim Schmidt Group Berlin
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.
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.
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.