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Biographical entry Hey, Harry (1892 - 1960)

Born
20 June 1892
Horbury, Yorkshire, England
Died
11 April 1960
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Metallurgist and Industrialist

Summary

Harry Hey was involved with the Electrolytic Zinc Company 1917-1960, being chairman and Managing Director 1952-1960. During this time he established a research facility at the Company's Risdon (Tasmania) plant which gained an international reputation in zinc technology. Hey took a leading role in the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, serving two terms as President. He also chaired the Australian Explosives and Chemicals Industry Advisory Committee and was a member of the business advisory group of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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1917
Career event - Joined the staff of Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1927 - 1943
Career position - Chief Metallurgist, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1931
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal and Lecture, Royal Society of New South Wales
1943 - 1944
Career position - President, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1943 - 1944
Career position - Technical Superintendent, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1944 - 1952
Career position - Director, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1945 - 1946
Career position - General Manager, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1947 - 1960
Career position - Managing Director, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia
1949
Career position - President, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1951
Career position - Deputy-President, 5th Empire Mining and Metallurgy Congress
1951
Award - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal 1951
1952 - 1960
Career position - Chairman, Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia

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