Tom Lipton & “Vistas & Visions”

A Fascinating, Fruitful, Unique Career

Fashioned by Artistry, Tempered by Experience,

Effectively Dealing with Diversity on an International Basis...

Tom Lipton’s “Vistas & Visions” is a highly-personalized reflection of his life-long preoccupation with a vast number of enthusiasms, loves, interests, proclivities, and fascinations.  Lipton has been a prize-winning photographer and author; a natural salesman; a public relations practitioner to his fingertips; a lover of high art and performance perfection; a gifted talk radio host; he is infected with a journalist’s inquisitiveness; he’s obsessed with food and fine wines; yet, he is a frequenter of beer gardens and  authentic ethnic junk food; a revolutionary with Baroque tastes...As such , catholic as its founder is, “Vistas and Visions” fields of endeavor  encompasses widely disparate products, services, and concepts...

This includes a sales background high performance automotive vehicles, hand-crafted beers, finest quality optical goods, air travel, fine wines, popular consumer beverages like high-energy drinks, professional ice hockey, and grand opera. Add on luxury gourmet food items and exuberant Biergartens, balanced by ballet companies and symphony orchestras.

Been there and done that...

Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of all of these areas of competence is the fact that in the course of more than three decades, Lipton has genuine, real hands-on experience in brew houses, wineries, kitchens, laboratories, darkrooms, radio and tv studios, print  shops, on-stage, backstage, in the pit, in the galleries, in boardrooms, on production lines, in the field, aloft, as accredited working journalist and photographer.

As such, he knows what he and his associates need when it comes to planning and organization, to engaging temporary help or casting personnel for full-time positions.

A Life almost as theatrical offstage as on...

Lipton’s life has been equally divided between in-depth performing arts management  and commercial endeavors. The former covering the gamut of opera, orchestra, ballet with forays into public television charged with fundraising, sponsoring, marketing and artistic relations and direction both live performance and electronically -- recordings, telecasts and broadcasts -- centering around audience and product development, overall financial development. The latter is centered around straightforward marketing and sales promotions of goods and services but offers the kind of flair and panache more frequently found in an opera house than a board room.

If you are looking for high leveled competence and seasoned expertise, you will find it and much more at “Vistas & Visions.” Whether it is promotions that sizzle or memorable, targeted opening events for marketing your programs, products, personnel, or building your structure within and without, you can rely on “Vistas & Visions” creativity and devotion to bring you in at budget and on time.

“Vistas & Visions” by Tom Lipton... who could ask for anything more?

Current Activity

  • Emerson Media Services, Sales  Manager, North America
  • European Wine Importers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio; German Wineries Liaison

A Listing of Clients/Projects served by Tom Lipton’s “Vistas & Visions”

Gastronomy/Hospitality :


  • ProWein Duesseldorf Annual Wines & Spirits Trade Exhibition
  • Meininger Verlag, Neustadt, Germany
  • T&T Premium Brands Marketing, LLC, Wine Importers,  Syracuse, NY
  • S.A. Pruem, VDP Winery, Mosel, Germany
  • Simon-Buerkle, DLG Winery, Zwingenberg, Hess. Bergstrasse, Germany
  • J+F Lurton Winery, Vayres/Bordeaux, France
  • Azienda Castello Guicciardini, Poppiano; Colli Fiorentini, Chianti/ Italy
  • Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Winegrowers Cooperative Marketing Group, Trier, Germany

Beer/Soft Drinks/Spirits/Diverse

  • Andechs Monastery Brewery, Bavaria
  • Schmucker Brewery, Mossautal, Odenwald, Germany
  • Schloss Brauerei Kaltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Jolt Cola, KD Marketing, (Europe) Cologne, Germany
  • Grassl Enzian, Berchtesgaden, Germany
  • Hopfengold, Hallertau, Germany
  • Bertolli Olive Oil, NY
  • Tabachnick Soups

Travel & Tourism

  • German National Tourist Board
  • Austria Werbung
  • Bavarian State Tourism
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Delta Air Lines

German Cities - Destinations

  • Bingen, Chemnitz, Cochem, Fuessen, Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport, Landshut, Mainz, Munich FJ Strauss Airport, Passau, Quedlinburg, Regensburg, Ruedesheim,  Schwetzingen, Starnberg-5 Lakes Region, Stuttgart Airport
  • Andechs Benedictine Monastery, Kaltenberg  Castle Medieval Tournament

Travel-Related Periodicals & Websites

  • German Life Magazine, MD
  • How To Germany,
  • Off Duty Publications/Rios Werbung, Costa Mesa, California/ Frankfurt, Germany

Performance Arts

  • Delaware Valley Opera, Fundraising and Organizational Development Consultant
  • Bayreuth Richard Wagner Festivals
  • Opera Company of Boston, MA
  • Virginia Opera, Norfolk, VA
  • Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA
  • Charlotte Opera, NC
  • Augusta Opera, GA
  • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Albuquerque
  • The June Music Festival, Albuquerque, NM
  • Southwest Ballet, Albuquerque, NM
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra, TX
  • Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, MO
  • Kansas City Ballet, MO
  • Racine Opera, WI
  • Santa Barbara Ballet Theater, CA
  • Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, NY
  • The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE
  • The Candlestick Dinner Theater, Chicago, IL
  • WNET CH 13, NYC
  • KNME CH 5, Albuquerque, NM
  • Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Hamburg
  • London/Decca Records, NYC
  • Bertelsmann/RCA , Munich & Salzburg

Economic Development

  • South Carolina Research Authority, Columbia, SC

Cross Cultural Training, Language & Heritage

  • German-American Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Siemens, AG, Munich (SQT/Learning Campus)
  • University of Miami (Ohio), European Studies Center, Differdange, Luxembourg
  • Goethe Institut, Central Marketing, Munich

Photographic-Imaging Industry

  • AGFA AG/Inc., USA
  • Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany (Leica)
  • Ehrenreich Photo-Optical Industries, Inc. (Nikon) , NY, Professional Products Division
  • Linhof AG, Munich

Restaurant Management & Journalism

  • Saga Food Service, Cleveland, OH
  • Gasthaus Europa, Albuquerque, NM
  • KZIA AM & FM, Albuquerque, NM, Music, Arts & Dining
  • Albuquerque Singles Scene Magazine, NM “The Broke Gourmet”
  • MADAME Magazine,  (German edition) Munich
  • Appellation Magazine, Napa, California


  • BMW, AG, Military Sales, Munich
  • Volvo-TDS, Germany