Luck honored with NSSGA’s Wendt award

By |  March 14, 2023
Charlie Luck, whose company expanded into Georgia in 2018, represents the third generation of Luck Stone family leadership. Photo: Luck Companies

Charlie Luck represents the third generation of Luck Stone family leadership. Photo: Luck Companies

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented Charlie Luck, president and CEO of Luck Stone, with the 2023 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award.

The award was presented at the association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

“Throughout the industry, Charlie Luck is widely known for encouraging the advancement and bettering the aggregates industry,” says Michael Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA. “His industry expertise and drive to help individuals succeed showcases he is an outstanding representation of the Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award.”

Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Josh Swank, the 2022 chair of NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division, presented the award to Luck. NSSGA’s M&S Division established the award in 1998 to recognize an individual in the industry each year who exhibits the dedication Barry Wendt exemplified – both in commitment to the industry and to the community in which he or she lives.

The Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award is the most distinguished individual honor the association presents, NSSGA says.

“To me, this recognition is an opportunity to propel what Barry Wendt was known for: his leadership and his encouragement of others to learn the ropes and take the wheel, as his daughter Kristi so eloquently described in a letter she wrote,” says Luck, whose company is currently working with Caterpillar to deploy autonomous haul trucks at an aggregate operation in Virginia. “The NSSGA enables each of us to deepen our commitment to our industry and the communities we serve by consistently illuminating opportunities for us to get involved in areas that align with our passions and skillsets.

“Like my grandfather, father and Barry Wendt, I believe that when we nurture people’s talents and present them with learning and growth opportunities, they can exceed their wildest dreams and make a lasting difference in the lives of others,” Luck adds.

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