Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
An extraordinary Leader
Whose Vision, Generosity
Inspired the Transformation of Greenville
into a Vibrant and Beautiful
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 34° 50.8′ N, 82° 24.133′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from Hammond Street. Marker is located near the falls in River Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugenia Duke Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyche Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Swamp Rabbit" Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); About 1765 (about 400 feet away); Thomas C. Gower Bridge (about 400 feet away); Falls Cottage (about 400 feet away); Huguenot Mill Office (about 500 feet away); Dr. Charles Hard Townes (about 500 feet away); Harper Plaza (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Falls Park (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
1. Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina 2008 Distinguished Alumni & Service Award
The late Buck Mickel (1925-1998) was Chairman of Daniel International Corporation and Vice Chairman and President of Fluor Corporation. Respected as a giant in the Greenville, South Carolina, community and the world of commerce, he is remembered as a thoughtful and generous person, an outstanding leader, and a willing mentor to those who sought his counsel.
Inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1986, Mr. Mickel played a major role in Greenville's development for 40 years, prodding for the construction of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Bi-Lo Center, and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts in downtown Greenville. In addition to his numerous civic projects, Mr. Mickel was a champion of education at all levels.
An engineer and builder,
In 1977, Fluor Corporation acquired Daniel, and Mr. Mickel was named to an expanded Fluor board of directors. Later, he was named a Fluor group vice president. In 1987, he retired from executive positions at both Fluor and Daniel. He retired from the Fluor Board of Directors in January 1998.
Through the years, Mr. Mickel served as a director of nearly 40 businesses, including Duke Power Company, The Liberty Corporation, Monsanto Company, J.P. Stevens & Company, Delta Woodside Industries, Insignia Financial Group, NationsBank, Cox Cable Communications, CSX Corporation, Graniteville Company, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, Dunlop Tire & Rubber Company, and National Intergroup. He was also the founder of several South Carolina businesses, among them U.S. Shelter Corporation and RSI Holdings, Inc.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce named him its Businessman of the Year in 1983, and Governors James B. Edwards and David M. Beasley awarded him the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor given by the state of South Carolina.
In 1969, Buck Mickel became a founding member of the USC-Business Partnership Foundation, the business school's liaison with the business community. The Moore School's executive education center was recently renamed the Daniel-Mickel Center for Executive Education in recognition of the many generous contributions that Mr. Mickel and his family, along with the Charles Daniel family and the Daniel-Mickel Foundation, have made to the Moore School of Business over the past four-and-a half decades. Buck Mickel died on July 23, 1998.
— Submitted April 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on September 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.