Martin Tuchman

Mr. Tuchman, while at the Railway Express Agency, together with a group of shipping engineers at the American National Standards Institute, he created the current standard
for Intermodal containers and chassis, still in use today. Subsequently, he co‐founded lnterpool, one of the nation’s leading container leasing companies and later formed Trac Lease, the largest chassis leasing company in the US, and with his partner, Warren Serenbetz, he sold lnterpool for $1 billion, in July of 2007.


Active in Parkinson’s Disease philanthropy, Chairman of The Tuchman Foundation, works closely with Parkinson’s organizations to secure NIH research grant approvals.

The Tuchman Foundation and its affiliates have thus far funded $15mil of research into finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.

He is also on the Boards of the American Cancer Society of Mercer County and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. In banking, he served on the Board Yardville National Bank’s Board of Directors and sen/ed as Chairman of First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

In October of 2007, Mr. Tuchman was on the Yardville National Bank’s special committee that arranged the sale of YNB to PNC Financial, after serving on the boards’ asset and liability committee for 9 years.

In 2007 Mr. Tuchman joined First Choice Bank with assets of about $30mil. He and his team built this bank to $1.1bil in assets and merged it with Berkshire Hills bank, a New York Stock Exchange listed company. Together this is now a $9bil bank with over 100 branches.

Mr. Tuchman will be the largest shareholder in the combined Berkshire entity.

Currently Mr. Tuchman serves as a member of NJ department of National Service, appointed byGovernorChristie. HispreviousappointmentbyaNJgovernorwasthatofChristineTodd Whitman, who appointed him to the Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Among his numerous honors, Mr. Tuchman was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and he and lnterpool earned Grand Prize in Cisco’s Growing with Technology Award. Mr. Tuchman received the Hero medal at The Smithsonian Institute and lnterpool’s material is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.