Michael Pinkus achieved a Bachelor of Industrial Design at Syracuse University, 1980 – 1985, being an outstanding ID student.
He worked for Dallara Automobili Competizione (Industrial Design) in Parma, Italy in 1986.
Dallara Automobili Competizione is an Italian company involved in the design and manufacture of high performance sports and racing cars
In 1987, he worked for Matteo Thun & Partners, Milano, Italy. Matteo Thun & Partners is a multicultural architecture and design studio headquartered in Milan. The company operates internationally and develops hospitality, residential, headquarters, retail and urban and product design projects.
Michael then established Pinkus Design, running from 1989 - 1993. Being a freelance Industrial Designer involved in product and exhibit design.
Since 1993 Michael is the President of Sussman Automatic Corporation. A New York City based design and manufacturing company of Industrial Boilers and Steam bathing equipment.