Opening Keynote Speaker Biography - Mr. Paul W. Bucha
Paul W. Bucha is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to military personnel.
He received his B.S. in 1965 graduating academically in the top 2 percent of his West Point Class, number two in Military Order of Merit and a two-time All American and captain of the swim team. Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years.
After resigning his army commission in 1972, Bucha joined du Pont Glore Forgan as a special assistant to H. Ross Perot. He later moved to the Perot-owned Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) as Senior Vice President of International Operations, expanding EDS operations throughout the Middle East and Europe. In 1978, formed his own international consulting company, Paul W. Bucha and Company, Inc. (PWBCO), and expanded to real estate development, building the environmentally acclaimed development Port Liberte on New York Harbor. In 2005, he established Terra Mark II, LLC, which specialized in residential and mixed use development in environmentally sensitive locations. In addition to real estate, he served as CEO of Delta Frangible Ammunition, the world’s leading developer of lead-free ammunition for military and law enforcement.
Mr. Bucha has lectured on ethics in business and government at Harvard, Princeton, Haverford, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In addition to his military honors, he is a Gold Medallion inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and an inductee of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He has four children and three grandchildren, and lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with his wife Cynthia.