Martin Tuchman is Chairman and Chief Executive of The Tuchman Group, a firm with holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping. Earlier, while at the Railway Express Agency, together with a group of shipping engineers at the American National Standards Institute, he created the standards for intermodal shipping containers and chassis still in use today.
Subsequently, he co-founded Interpool, one of the nation’s leading container leasing companies and later formed Trac Lease, the largest chassis leasing company in the US. Together with his partner, they sold both of these companies in 2007 for $1 billion.
Mr. Tuchman serves on the Board of Directors of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure, LLC, a NYSE listed company and previously served on the Board of Directors of Horizon Lines, Inc. and SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. In banking, he served on the Board of Directors of Yardville National Bank and as Chairman of the Board of First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of The Bank of Princeton, a community bank with over $1 billion in assets.
Active in Parkinson’s Disease philanthropy, and as Chairman of The Tuchman Foundation, he works closely with Parkinson’s organizations to secure NIH research grant approvals.
He is also on the Boards of the American Cancer Society of Mercer County and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
Among his numerous honors, Mr. Tuchman was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and he and Interpool earned a Grand Prize in Cisco’s Growing with Technology Award. Mr. Tuchman received the Hero medal at The Smithsonian Institute and Interpool’s material is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
NJIT’s School of Management which shapes students to become technology leaders and managers was named in honor of its distinguished alumnus: The Martin Tuchman School of Management.
In June 2011, Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society, serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, awarded Martin Tuchman its coveted 2011 Business Achievement Award. According to the honor society, the award is given annually to recognize “significant achievements over a career or by a singular achievement that has advanced the field of business and contributed to community and to humankind.” He was nominated for the award by Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business.
Mr. Tuchman earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his MBA from Seton Hall University. Recipient of NJIT’s Alumni of the Year Award, he has been a member of the school’s Board of Trustees and is currently on its Board of Overseers and serves as a member of the University’s Joint Investment Committee.