American Technion Society Mourns the Loss of Henry Taub
The American Technion Society mourns the loss of Henry Taub. A giant in our organization and in the international Jewish community, Mr. Taub held the most influential offices and was recognized with the highest ATS and Technion honors during his decades of dedicated leadership and inspiring support.
Mr. Taub served as ATS national president from 1974 to 1976, and chair of the Technion International Board of Governors from 1990 to 2003. He gave inspiring leadership during a time of dramatic expansion and scientific advancement at the university. At the time of his passing, he held the title of Honorary Chair of the Technion international Board of Governors, and was a member of the ATS National Board of Directors and New York Metropolitan Region Board.
“The Technion has lost a beloved friend, a visionary technology pioneer – a leader of his generation,” said Prof. Peretz Lavie, Technion President.
Mr. Taub and his wife, Marilyn, have spearheaded numerous projects, including the Henry and Marilyn Taub and Family Science and Technology Center, a Technion landmark and home to its Faculty of Computer Science, considered one of the best in the world; the Leaders in Science and Technology Faculty Recruitment Program; and the Henry and Marilyn Taub Fund for the Future.
Mr. Taub was awarded the Technion Medal, a Technion honorary doctorate, and a Technion honorary fellowship. A special ATS celebration in 2004 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City was held in tribute to Mr. Taub's lifetime of brilliant and dedicated service.
A legendary business leader, Mr. Taub founded Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a global provider of integrated computing and business outsourcing. He served as president and chief executive officer and subsequently chairman of the board for many years. He was active in many local and national Jewish and community organizations dedicated to wide-ranging causes, and took leadership roles in several.
“The State of Israel has lost a true friend, who understood that the future of Israel depends on the quality of its higher education and advanced technology, and strongly supported young scientists,” Said Lawrence S. Jackier, the current Chairman of the Technion Board of Governors.