The 30-year AHMA veteran will retire as vice chairman of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA), but will remain as a liftetime honorary member of the board.
After more than 30 years of service to the AHMA, Farrell will assume the title of vice chairman emeritus, according to the Schaumburg, Ill.-based industry group. He will continue to represent the association at various industry events.
Farrell, who is the father of the AHMA's current president and CEO Timothy Farrell, joined the AHMA in 1980 as executive director. In a prepared statement, he said: "I've been exceptionally fortunate to have been part of an organization and an industry of so many wonderful people, and to have had the opportunity not only to work with them, but to build life-long personal relationships with many of them as well."