Michael Geraghty is CEO of Hall Flotation, maker of AFLOAT – The Waterbed Reimagined.
In the 1970’s and 80’s, Geraghty co-founded and built one of the world’s largest waterbed manufacturing companies, which he later sold to the Ohio Mattress Company (Sealy). His company was awarded more than a dozen U.S. and foreign patents and was a multiple “Manufacturer of the Year” recipient, awarded by vote of U.S. waterbed and specialty sleep products retailers. During this period Geraghty also served six terms as president of the Waterbed Manufacturers Association (today known as the Specialty Sleep Products Assn.).
In the early 1970’s, Geraghty designed multiple temperature-controlled water ponds to aid the International Bird Rescue’s successful effort saving waterfowl from the hypothermia caused by a San Francisco Bay Area oil spill. In the early 1980’s, he assisted the large animal curator at the San Diego Zoo in designing heating systems to reduce the effects of arthritis in Komodo Dragons and to help certain species of wild dogs breed in captivity by better simulating their natural habitats. In the early 1990’s, Geraghty organized a multinational relief effort to send waterbeds to the Vishnevsky Burn Center in Moscow, where they were successfully used to treat more than 100 survivors of a disastrous train crash and explosion in the Ural Mountains.
More recently, Geraghty has been an importer and home interior designer and is a licensed general contractor.