1987 Inductee into American Mining Hall of Fame
Plato Malozemoff was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1909, and moved with his parents to America and settled in California in 1920. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, both from University of California in mining and from Montana School of Mines in metallurgy.
After various assignments in the western U.S., Alaska, South and Central America, he joined the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D.C., working in World War II mining industry assistance programs.
In 1945, he joined Newmont Mining Corp. as a mining engineer. He became Vice President in 1952 and was successively was appointed Director, President and C.E.O., and Chairman and President in 1966. After 1974, he continued as Chairman and C.E.O. until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Malozemoff was designated Chairman Emeritus and Consultant to Newmont in 1986 and continues as such.
His many honors include honorary D.Sc. and M.E. from Colorado and Montana Schools of Mines, Montana's Gold Medallion Award, A.I.M.E.'s Charles F. Rand Memorial gold medal, the I.M.M. (London) Gold Medal for outstanding international mining industry service, the M. & M. Society of America's Gold Medal Award, and the Copper Club ANKH Award as 1977 Copper Man of the Year.
Mr. Malozemoff continues to serve as patron, advisor, trustee or member of numerous business, professional, social, educational, charitable and cultural boards, councils, groups and organizations.