NJIT’s School of Management (SOM) will be named March 3, 2016 in honor of distinguished alumnus Martin Tuchman. This is the first time in the school’s 27-year history that it will carry a formal name: Martin Tuchman School of Management.
Tuchman, a philanthropist and entrepreneur, earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from NJIT in 1962. Soon after, Tuchman started his career at Railway Express Agency as an automotive engineer. In 1968, Tuchman co-founded Interpool, one of the nation’s leading container leasing corporations. In 1987, just a year before NJIT’s School of Management was founded, Tuchman formed Trac Lease and developed it into the largest chassis leasing company in the United States.
Today, Tuchman is the chief executive officer of Kingstone Capital V, an investment firm with holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping. He also serves as chairman of The Tuchman Foundation, an umbrella company for the Tuchman Foundation and Parkinson’s Alliance, which works closely with Parkinson’s research organizations that seek grants and approval from the National Institutes of Health.
Tuchman is a distinguished alumnus who has served and supported NJIT throughout the years. He was the recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award (1996), served as a member of the NJIT Board of Trustees (1996-2002) and is currently a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. A loyal Highlander, he made his first donation just a few years after graduation and has since generously given to scholarships and to support other causes. He shares his passion for business and technology with the faculty and students of the School of Management.
The naming ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the campus center with a welcome from Reggie J. Caudill, dean of Martin Tuchman School of Management, and remarks from NJIT President Joel S. Bloom. A video tribute, unveiling of dedication plaque and remarks from Martin Tuchman will follow. Fadi P. Deek , provost and senior executive vice president, will introduce keynote speaker David McQueeney, vice president of corporate technology and community at IBM.
A luncheon for invited guests will follow at noon with a welcome by Martin Tuchman School of Management Board of Advisors Chair Raymond Cassetta, who will introduce speakers Fadi P. Deek and Emmanuel Tselentakis, senior guard for the men’s basketball team.
The day continues at 1:45 p.m. with “A New Era of Business with the Power of STEM,” a colloquium moderated by Steve Adubato, anchor at Thirteen/WNET (PBS) and author of “Lessons in Leadership.” Panelists will include: Tony Crincoli ’86, executive director and head of global engineering services, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Bill Quinn, retired vice president, Johnson & Johnson; Misha Riveros, former general manager, GE Plastics, Latin America; AJ Sutera, executive vice president and chief information and technology officer, The FinishLine; and Kevin Uckert, partner, Northeast market sales leader, Mercer.
Events will conclude at 3 p.m. with a reception and faculty/student research and innovation showcase. For more information contact the Martin Tuchman School of Management: Devoni Hinton at 973-642-4281 or http://management.njit.edu/martin-tuchman-school-management-naming-ceremony-and-colloquium/.