Zucker named to hall of fame
The late Charleston billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Jerry Zucker has been named to the S.C. Business Hall of Fame for 2012.
Zucker was founder, chairman, CEO and president of The InterTech Group Inc., a global manufacturer of specialty chemical and polymer products.
North Charleston-based InterTech remains one of the largest privately held businesses in the state.
Zucker, who died in April 2008 from cancer at 58, developed more than 350 inventions during a long career that resulted in numerous patents and commercially successful processes and products worldwide.
"In addition to his impressive professional career, Mr. Zucker's service and generous donations to dozens of boards, organizations, foundations, schools, museums and societies serve as a strong testament as to why he is being honored," according to a statement from the Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina, which established the Business Hall of Fame with The State newspaper in 1985.
Other inductees for 2012 are Bill L. Amick, a real estate developer and former chairman and CEO of Amick Farms Inc. in Batesburg-Leesville, and Minor Mickel Shaw, president of Micco LLC and Mickel Investment Group in Greenville.
A recognition banquet will be held May 24 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.