Biography of Justice Michael L. Backer
In 2004, I became a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Town of Southborough. Since then I continue to be an active member of the Executive Board for Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. (www.mjpa.org) and served as its president from July of 2007 through June of 2011. Prior to that I served as Secretary of the Executive Committee for 2 years.
In 1986 I became the founder and principal of Salitube, Inc., a Human Resource consulting firm. Clients include: Ventron Chemical, CVD Corp., Sigma Instruments/Pacific Scientific, Distrigas and its parent company, Cabot Corp., EMC Corp., 3Com, Data General, Medisense (Abbott Labs), Shipley Chemical (Rhome and Haas), StarGen, Inc., i4synergy, Inc., Cambridge Health Alliance, Dynamics Research Corp., Quantech Services, Inc. and Saint Gobain. As a Human Resource professional, I assist my clients with their many Human Resources needs, especially their staffing requirements.. Click Here for Job Recruiter Interview
I have been a Human Resource professional for over 30 years. For the first 15 years of my career, I held various positions as a Human Resource generalist, supervisor, manager and director for the Navy Resale Systems Office, Thom McAn Shoe Company, Boston Mutual Life Insurance, Data General, Digital Equipment Corporation and Technology Concepts, Inc.
As a founding member of the Independent Human Resources Consultant Association, I served as its first Secretary and subsequently held the position of President for an unprecedented 5 consecutive terms plus. I have served on the Alumni Board of Directors for the Suffolk University School of Management for several years and as its Secretary for many years as well. I was a member of the Board of Directors of the Southborough Business Association and served as its Secretary for many years. I served on the Personnel Board and was Co-Chair of the Town Government Study Committee for the Town of Southborough. Having been a soccer coach for my sons’ soccer teams for over 25 seasons, I also served as President of the Southborough Youth Soccer Association.
I was a member of the first graduating class of the Executive MBA Program of Suffolk University. I received my undergraduate Business Administration degree with a major in Industrial Relations from the University of Bridgeport.
My wife, Anita, and I have been married for over 46 years. We have three adult sons, Stuart, who is married to Julie D’Andrea of Belmont, Bradley, who is married to Susannah Horwitz of Springboro, OH and Ethan, who is married to Aiko Itadani of Osaka, Japan. We have four grandchildren, Carly Rose and Eli Brooks Backer, Benjamin Alan Backer and Samuel Koh Backer.