For decades, executive Frederick J. Mali served as an integral figure in the New York City business community, providing a high degree of leadership as CEO and President of The Henry W. T. Mali & Co, Inc. Possessing a long and impressive professional background, Frederick J. Mali began to lay the foundations for his career as a student at New York’s Buckley School and, later, Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts.
An outstanding student, Mr. Mali secured admission to Yale University following graduation from Groton, during which time he continued to build upon his exemplary academic history. Upon matriculation from Yale, Frederick J. Mali began advanced studies at Harvard Business School, where he ultimately earned his Master of Business Administration. At the end of his formal schooling, he launched a prolific career in business, accumulating a series of notable achievements in the areas of design, engineering, and management.
As a member of major billiard equipment manufacturer Henry W. T. Mali & Co, Frederick J. Mali upheld a five-generation family tradition dating back to 1826. Over the course of his tenure with the company, he served in a wide range of capacities, which included developing automated production systems for the company, crafting inlays for pool cues, and organizing multiple trade groups to promote the game of billiards, including the Billiard Congress of America and the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America.
Following the death of his father in the late 1980s, Mr. Mali assumed responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer of his family's business, a role he held until his own death in 2007 at age 76. In honor of his memory and substantial contributions to the billiards industry, the Billiard Congress of America posthumously presented Frederick J. Mali with its annual President’s Award in 2009. To read more about the life and work of Mr. Mali, please visit the official Mali website at www.malicloth.com.