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  • Michael Anderson Appointed Vice President & General Manager, Systems Engineering Group (SEG)

    Press Releases on August 19, 2015

  • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that Mr. Michael Anderson has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of its Systems Engineering Group (SEG). SEG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephonics and in his role, Mr. Anderson will be responsible for leading, directing and meeting both SEG and Telephonics’ corporate strategic business goals.

    Mr. Anderson will report directly to Mr. Kevin McSweeney, Telephonics’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), and will lead the organization’s support of Department of Defense (DoD) missile defense programs. He will also direct SEG’s broad spectrum of systems engineering capabilities, including missile systems engineering, radar systems engineering and software development.

    Mr. Michael Anderson named
    Vice President & General Manager of Systems Engineering Group.
    (®2015 Telephonics)

    Mr. Anderson joined Telephonics in July 2015 after a successful U.S. Navy career in which he led the development of key Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) programs and commanded sailors at sea and ashore. Mr. Anderson received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1993, he earned Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

    “Mike’s breadth of engineering knowledge, deep missile defense experience and esteemed military career coupled with his proven ability to deliver meaningful results makes him ideally suited for the role of Vice President and General Manager of SEG,” said Mr. Kevin McSweeney, COO, Telephonics. “I am confident he will successfully drive our missile defense technology innovation and business well into the future.”

    For more information about SEG and its capabilities, please contact Lisa Ahrens at or visit

    About Telephonics

    Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.

    About Griffon Corporation

    Griffon Corporation, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. The Company provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital to further diversify itself.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    “Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the company’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statements are set forth in Griffon Corporation’s filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

  • Systems Engineering, Executive Leadership