Brothers advance in corporate world — half a country apart

Published Nov 5, 2017 at 9:00am

A pair of brothers from Rome — Anthony J. Manuele and Michael J. Manuele — were both recently promoted at their respective jobs, advancing at the same time in the corporate world but roughly half a continent apart.

Molson Coors has named Anthony J. Manuele as vice president of global brewing, quality, innovation and safety.  Manuele is a longtime brewing industry veteran, and in 2013 was keynote speaker at the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce annual Business Meeting.

In this new role as chief technical officer he is responsible for global brewing and quality governance, and also leads the company’s innovation and safety disciplines world-wide, according to the company.

Anthony J. Manuele earned an undergraduate degree in pure science from Le Moyne College, and then completed master’s degrees in science and business administration. He is a credentialed brewer and fellow at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (London) and member of several other professional brewing organizations.

While one Manuele has established a successful career at a top U.S. company in the Rockies, another has advanced at a top financial company while staying close to home.

AmeriCU Credit Union named Michael J. Manuele as assistant vice president of financial center services in the region earlier this year. Michael J. Manuele began his career with AmeriCU in 2003 as manager of the headquarters financial center on Black River Boulevard in Rome. In his new position, he oversees more than 85 employees in nine locations including two in Rome (Black River Boulevard and Hill Road) as well as financial centers in Herkimer, north Utica, Yorkville, Oneida, Cazenovia, Cicero and Liverpool.

After attending Mohawk Valley Community College, he left Rome to pursue careers in restaurant and retail management. After an almost 25-year absence, he returned to Rome and once again made it his home.

Staying active in the Rome community, he is a 12-year veteran of the Rome Chamber Board of Directors, serving as the organization’s chairman in 2012 and 2013.

Manuele continues to serve the chamber and the Rome community. He is the chamber chairman of the Griffiss Military Affairs Committee, helping to build and strengthen ties between the business community and military personnel.

Most recently, he was honored by the chamber for exceptional leadership and dedicated service to the organization. He is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Mohawk Valley.

The brothers were born and raised in Rome, sons of Tony and Fil Manuele, and graduated from Rome Catholic High School. Their sister, Mary Sue Gillen, a life-long educator, also lives in Rome. Anthony has children in Florida and Milwaukee. He and his wife Gracie now call Denver home. Mike and his wife Carol, also a past chairman of the chamber board, continue to call Rome their home.