Throughout his life, uniform manufacturing executive and entrepreneur Michael Schackett has maintained involvement in a vast array of professional, charitable, and personal endeavors, building an impressive history of achievement in each of his pursuits. A native of New York City, Mr. Schackett boasted an undefeated record during his junior and senior years on his high school's varsity wrestling team. As a result of his performance, Michael Schackett earned a full athletic scholarship to East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, where he studied business management, among other related topics. Returning to the New York area, Mr. Schackett continued his formal studies in business administration at Hofstra University before beginning his career as a uniform wholesaler.
After a highly successful decade as a Sales Representative first for Superior Surgical Manufacturing Co., Inc., and later for All-Bilt Uniform Corp. (now part of Fechheimer Brothers Company), Michael Schackett opened Forest Uniform Corp. in New York City, where he has served as President since August 1986. Through Forest Uniform Corp., Mr. Schackett provides the full spectrum of custom-tailored and standard-issue uniforms and accessories to corporate clients in all market sectors, including travel, security, sports, entertainment, education, and hospitality, in a wide range of colors, materials, and styles. Among his many accomplishments as President of Forest Uniform Corp., Michael Schackett purchased the real estate uniform division of All-Bilt Uniform Corp., his former employer, from Fechheimer Brothers, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and built a highly diversified nationwide client base from the ground up.
Recognized for his frequent contributions to the community, Michael Schackett has volunteered his time, energy, and resources to a wide range of local and regional organizations. In his free time, Mr. Schackett takes pleasure in all manner of recreational activities; he particularly enjoys playing racquetball and cycling whenever possible. Married with three children, Michael Schackett lives with his family in the New York metropolitan area.