Manufacturing: CHARLIE LUCK IV
PRESIDENT and CEO, LUCK COS., MANAKIN-SABOT
Like his father and grandfather, Luck has been with his family business for most of his life, including as a trainee while attending Virginia Military Institute. He spent four years as a NASCAR driver, competing in what is now the Xfinity Series, before returning to Luck Cos., going on to become president and CEO in 1999. Today he races in the the Fanatec GT World Challenge America’s pro/am class.
The company has 925 associates throughout Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, approximately three-quarters of whom work in Virginia. In late 2021, Luck Stone acquired North Carolina-based Ararat Rock Products Co. and its quarries in Mount Airy and Eden. Luck holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from VMI.
PERSON I ADMIRE: I’ll always be inspired by my dad, Charles S. Luck III, more commonly known as C3, or in our family, Pops, who passed away in December 2020. I’m grateful for his caring and courageous spirit, the support and guidance he gave to me and many others, and his heartfelt dedication to leaving the world a better place.