New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has appointed Martin Tuchman, of Princeton, the founder and chairman of Interpool, Inc., to the NJIT Board of Overseers. The NJIT Board of Overseers works to give the university national and international recognition by supporting and encouraging research, establishing fellowships and scholarships and facilitating fund-raising for the benefit of the university’s academic programs.
Tuchman has served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Interpool, Inc. since February 1988. He is also chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer and a director of Interpool Limited, which he co-founded in 1968. He also has served as a director of Trac Lease since June 1987, president of Trac Lease from June 1987 through January 1994 and currently serves as its chairman and chief executive officer. He is chairman of the board of directors of Princeton International Properties, Inc., a family-owned real estate company, which owns and has interests in properties located in Princeton. Tuchman was previously a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, as well as the American National Standards Institute.
Currently, Tuchman is a member of the United Nations Business Council, comprised of leading international executives organized to promote understanding and cooperation between business and government. He was formerly a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and currently, is a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. In 1995, Tuchman was honored as “Entrepreneur Of The Year” in an awards program founded by Ernst & Young LLP and in 1996, was named “Alumnus of the Year” by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Tuchman is a member of the board of trustees of the Parkinson’s Alliance, and serves on the board of directors of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. As chairman of The Tuchman Foundation, he works closely with all Parkinsons’ Disease organizations whose scientists select grants seeking approval from the National Institute of Health.
In 2000, Tuchman was honored by The Smithsonian Institution for his extensive case study of Interpool for the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Collection, and Interpool was nominated for the World Smithsonian Award. Interpool’s material is now part of the permanent research collection on information technology at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Tuchman was elected to the Yardville National Bank’s Board of Directors and serves on its executive committee. Tuchman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT and a master’s degree in business administration from Seton Hall University.