Tom Tauber, APSA, MPSA
I grew up in Vienna, Austria. After receiving an engineering education at the high school level, and then an M.Sc. in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna, I was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to come to the US to study Theoretical Physics at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA (culture shock!) where I obtained a Ph.D. in 1970. I joined a smallish aerospace company in the Philadelphia area as engineering manager, received eight US patents for inventions that are contributing to the reliability of jet engines and helicopter transmissions, and eventually became the president of the company. After it was sold I co-founded a company that makes electronic equipment for the sports and climate markets. I retired in 2010.
Along the way I got into digital photography. I am primarily a travel photographer and am keenly interested how people live, work and entertain themselves in different parts of the world.
I joined the Delaware Photographic Society in 2007 and PSA in 2009. From 2011 to 2016 I held successive PSA offices of second and first vice chair and then chair of the Photo Travel Division. I directed the Photo Travel Study Group Program for three years.
I am currently Director of the PSA Travel Advisory Service Program. I hold 5 galaxies in Photo Travel, one galaxy in Color Projected, 4 stars in Small Color Prints, 4 stars in Photojournalism, 3 stars in Large Color Prints, 2 stars in Small Mono Prints and one star in Nature. In Who's Who in Photography 2014, I was ranked No.2 in North America in PT Prints and No.12 in North America in PT Projected.
I served as chairman of the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and previously served for several years as judges' chair for the Wilmington International and for the Delaware Photographic Society. I have judged a number of PSA-recognized International exhibitions and club competitions.
PSA awarded me the PPSA distinction in 2013, EPSA in 2015 and MPSA in 2018, and elected me Associate (APSA) in 2018.