Michael Borkowsky BME'61
Mr. Borkowsky retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in June 2000 as Vice President for Corporate Development after spending fifteen years in various positions including President of Clairol Appliances, and Vice President for Development of the Consumer Products International Division.
Prior to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Borkowsky spent fifteen years at Chesebrough-Pond's, Inc., as President of Prince Manufacturing, Inc., the company's tennis products subsidiary, Corporate Vice President for New Business Development, which included responsibility for initiating sales to mainland China in 1980, and Vice President-Marketing for its Health & Beauty Products Division. He started his career at BBDO Advertising in Market Research and Account Management.
A longtime active member of the Cooper Union Alumni Association, he first joined the Alumni Association Governing Board in 1964 and served as its president from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Borkowsky was awarded the President's Citation in 1993 and named Alumnus of the Year in 1996. He has served on the Boards of Marcel Dekker, Inc., Willinger Brothers, Inc., Burt Sports, Inc. and The United Way of Greenwich.
Mr. Borkowsky earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Cooper Union in 1961 and a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1962, where he was a Purdue Research Foundation Fellow.
His wife, Judith, is a real estate broker with Sotheby's International Realty in Greenwich, CT where they have lived for the past thirty-six years. They also maintain a residence in New York City. They have two married children, Karen and David, who live in New York City and six grandchildren.
Member of The Cooper Union Board since 1996
last updated: December 2010