Metromont Corporation President & CEO Rick Pennell was inducted to the 2020/2021 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in Columbia on March 18. Sponsored by Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame honors outstanding business leaders who are champions of free enterprise and role models in business for the youth of South Carolina. The winners, known as Laureates, are selected for their contributions to South Carolina’s business community, for being lifetime agents of positive change, and for serving as an inspiration to future leaders. Individuals must demonstrate Junior Achievement’s core values of integrity, leadership, respect, and excellence in their practice of business to be considered as a Laureate candidate.
Like his grandfather and his parents, Rick Pennell believes in giving back to the community, and he has given his time as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations across Upstate South Carolina. Rick has served as director and chairman of the board at the YMCA and co-chaired its capital campaign. He has also served on the boards of The South Carolina Children’s Theater, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville Symphony, American Red Cross, and Artisphere. He is a current trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, a trustee at Converse College, and a founding member of AltusGroup, a partnership of precast concrete manufacturers and industry suppliers dedicated to innovation, where he previously served as president and board member. As the President & CEO of Metromont, Rick embodies the company’s core values of faith, honor, and passion, fostering an environment of excellence for all Metromont associates.
Metromont Corporation (www.metromont.com) is a third-generation Greenville company founded nearly a century ago by Rick’s grandfather, Capt. J. Roy Pennell. Under Rick’s leadership, Metromont has grown to become one of the largest precast, prestressed concrete manufacturers in the U.S., with more than 1,500 associates and six manufacturing facilities in four states.
The South Carolina Business Hall of Fame was established in 1985 by Junior Achievement and The State newspaper to honor champions in the business community and to present role models for students in grades K-12. For more information about Junior Achievement and the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame, visit https://greatersc.ja.org/
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