After graduation from college, Buck moved to Atlanta to take a management job with Greyhound Lines. He was promoted three times in four years. He changed industries in 1980, leaving the transportation business to manage the sale and distribution of construction products with Sto Corporation. He remained with Sto for 15 years, working his way up from a sales representative to a vice president. He also served on the management team.
In 1996, Buck took a management job at Parex USA, another construction products company. During his time at Parex, he held several management positions and served on the company’s management team. In 2005, he became the vice president of the Façade Division. During his time as the divisional manager, sales exceed $100 million. Unfortunately, during the economic crisis of 2008, sales declined. Buck and the team were forced to reorganize the business. The business began to improve in 2011. In 2014, he moved out of managing the division and was promoted to the position of senior vice president. In this capacity, he oversaw several support functions such as international business development, acquisitions, research and development, supply chain, customer service, and several specialty sales teams. In 2017, he retired from the company and started Buchanan Business Consulting LLC, using his 40 years of experience in helping customers.
Over the years, Buck has been an active industry spokesman and has served on several industry boards of directors. He has been very active with EIMA (EIFS Industry Members Association) from 1982 to 2017. He has served on the board of directors for most of this time and served as president for three different terms. He was also involved with SMA (Stucco Manufactures Association) and served on their board from 2013 to 2017. From 2006 to 2017, Buck served on the AIS (AWCI Insurance Services) Board. He has spoken at numerous industry events over the years.
Buck received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Certificate of Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Buck has served as a deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church and is an active member of Rotary International. He was a certified high school coach and coached baseball for several years. He enjoys sports and traveling. Buck is married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy Frazier Buchanan, and they have three children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Buchanan is a published author. He published his first book First and Thirty, in the fall of 2015 and his second book The Game of Sales in June 2019. Both books are available at: http://www.booksbybuck.com/