For 22 years Robert H. Buckman served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bulab Holdings, Inc. (the holding company of Buckman Laboratories in Memphis Tennessee) retiring in December 2000. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tioga Holdings, Inc. and Applied Knowledge Group, Inc., both in Reston, Virginia.
Buckman is a multinational, specialty chemical corporation which researches, develops, manufactures and markets chemical products for industrial use in the industries of pulp and paper, industrial water treatment, and leather. The company was founded in 1945 by Bob Buckman’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Buckman. Buckman Laboratories now has plants and offices in 22 countries and is represented in many other countries through a network of carefully selected distributors. The corporation is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and has approximately 1,400 associates worldwide.
Mr. Buckman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1959, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University in 2001 and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003. After college he returned to Memphis to become involved in the family business, first as Assistant to the President, then as Secretary-Treasurer of the corporation, Vice Chairman, head of all operations in the Western Hemisphere outside the United States and most recently as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bulab Holdings, Inc. from September 1978 until December 2000.
Mr. Buckman is an avid fisherman and enjoys snow skiing with his friends and family. He is married to Joyce Mollerup and they have four children and eight grandchildren.