Michael A. McManus, Jr. is the Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix, Inc., a public medical device company. He also served as its Chairman. Mr. McManus previously served as President of New York Bancorp, a New York Stock Exchange company until its sale to North Fork Bank in 1988. Earlier he served as President of Jamcor Pharmaceuticals, as a Vice President of Strategic Planning at Pfizer, an Executive Vice President of MacAndrews and Forbes and of Revlon and Pantry Pride. From 1982 to 1985 he served as an Assistant to President Reagan in the White House. He was the organizer of the 1983 Summit of Industrialized Nations in Williamsburg Virginia. In the White House, he served on all senior policy and planning groups. He was the White House Manager of the 1984 Republican Convention and the coordinator for the 1984 Olympic Games. He also organized the advertising team for the 1984 Campaign that were known as the Tuesday Team. In 1984 he was Interim Communications Director. He previously served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce in the Ford Administration.
Mr. McManus has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation, Arrhythmia Research, National Wireless Holdings, American Home Mortgage and Guest Services.
He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Novavax, Inc., a vaccine company, and served on the Board of A. Schulman, an international plastics and resins company. He is on the advisory board of Barington Capital Group, LP.
In the non-profit arena, Mr. McManus was on the Board of the American Freedom Foundation and served on the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee from 1995-2003. He is presently on the Board of the United States Olympic Foundation and served on the Board of Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, N.Y.
Mr. McManus received a BA in Economics from Notre Dame University and a JD from Georgetown Law Center.
Mr. McManus served in the U.S. Army Infantry and received the Army Commendation Medal and Distinguished Service Award. He is
a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and was recently named a Top CEO Of a Micro-Cap Company.
Mr. McManus has been a Director of The Eastern Company since 2015