THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

ROBERT H. BUCKMAN

BULAB HOLDINGS, INC. (PARENT COMPANY OF BUCKMAN LABORATORIES)
RETIRED CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Master Entrepreneur

Knowledge drives Robert H. “Bob” Buckman – whether it’s uncovering it, analyzing it, or sharing it. As Chairman and CEO Bulab Holdings, parent company of Buckman Laboratories, Mr. Buckman led the company that his parents created in 1945 in the quest to research, develop and market chemical products for use in the paper/pulp, industrial water treatment, and leather industries.

Mr. Buckman says that the company’s success stems from, “the great knowledge base that resides in the heads of our associates.”

Mr. Buckman’s honors include the Knowledge Management Leadership Award from Business Intelligence in London, the Arthur Anderson Best Practices Award for Knowledge Sharing, the Distinguished Service Medal from Rhodes College, Mid-South Exporters Roundtable Exporter of the Year, the Master of Free Enterprise Award from Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, the Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award from Purdue University, and the Christian Brothers University School of Business Founders Award.

Mr. Buckman also gives of his time to numerous corporate boards, professional organizations, and civic organizations nationwide. His affiliations include serving as Chairman of the Board of Applied Knowledge Group, on the APQC Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Church Health Center Board of Directors, the Christian Brothers University Board of Trustees, and the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Knowledge Management.

Mr. Buckman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He holds honorary doctorates from Asbury Theological Seminary, Christian Brothers University, Furman University, North Carolina State University, and Rhodes College.

Description of Business:

Industrial Chemical manufacturer

Year Business Founded:

1945

Year Inducted:

1992

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“Proactive entrepreneurial support from the top enables an organization to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. This is accomplished by increasing an individual’s span of communication and their span of influence, and by turning individuals in the company loose to be efficient and the best they can be.”

For More Information: http://www.buckman.com