Thomas Bachman was a pilot for United Airlines. After graduating from Embry-Riddel Aeronautical University he served as captains’ representative of Council 78 of the Air Line Pilots Association.
He joined the Marines in February 1999, reporting for recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Subsequently he attended Marine Corps Personnel Administration School.
Early Life and Education
Bachman enjoys both golfing and fishing, in addition to supporting All-In Milwaukee – an alliance of education partners which assists limited income students in graduating college.
After leaving Bachman-Turner Overdrive, he formed Ironhorse and released their debut LP in 1979; their subsequent albums would focus more heavily on pop rock than previously anticipated.
His current project is The Eccentric Artist art galleries located in Paonia and Denver. These galleries showcase Bachman’s wide-ranging artwork from surrealism and abstract to fantasy pieces; these galleries also exhibit his artwork at music festivals and hippie gatherings. He works tirelessly in his studio; often staying awake until 3 or 4 a.m. when creating new pieces.
Thomas Bachman serves as Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at University of Pennsylvania and leads its community in their pursuit of social justice via impactful research, scholarship and community involvement.
Professionally, she has served as both a clinical social worker and professor of practice at the University of Denver. While there, she served on both the Governing Board for Leonard Davis Institute for Health Equity as well as Policy Practice Competency Chair of their Health Curriculum Guide.
He joined the Marine Corps in February 1999, attending recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego CA before being assigned as Company First Sergeant Major of 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division located at Twentynine Palms California.
Achievement and Honors
Bachman was one of the most influential computer scientists of his era. He led a chemical plant, designed cost capital accounting systems, directed an early data processing group, pioneered computerized manufacturing control applications and contributed significantly towards standardizing database and computer communication concepts.
Bachman not only worked at General Electric (GE), but he also founded his own company called Bachman Information Systems that developed computer-aided software engineering products. Later, this entity merged with Cadre Technology and later Cayenne Software.
He was honored with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest recognition in the United States for technological achievement. He became the first recipient without having earned a Ph.D. and was recognized specifically for a piece of software rather than overall contributions to computer science.
Thomas Bachman is a Manager, Finance at Ledcor Group and has been employed with them for two years. Ledcor Group is a Civil Engineering Construction company employing approximately 6,000 people.
Bachman is known for creating work that is surreal, abstract and psychedelic in style. He credits Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, The Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix as sources of artistic inspiration. In Paonia he opened The Eccentric Artist gallery, selling items featuring his artwork such as T-shirts and coffee cups adorned with it as well as three-dimensional glass sculptures.
Bachman and his partner reside on a rural Paonia ranch bordering federal wilderness, frequently visited by deer, toads, pigeons and turkeys. Bachman delights in hunting them on his property as well as providing water troughs for deer, turkeys and pigeons to drink from.
Thomas Bachman hails from Shreveport, Louisiana and recently announced his commitment to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Previously he played on several teams including Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills.
He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia. He is the son and nephew of rock musicians Randy Bachman and Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame.
The band continued performing and recording albums through the mid-1970s, producing hits like Freeways and Hey You. Unfortunately, during recording of their sixth studio album Four Wheel Drive there was some tension amongst members due to disagreements regarding material being recorded; as a result, its release was postponed and eventually came and went without producing a hit single.