Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Honors Michael Tierney as the 2024 Richard A. Hudnut Award Recipient 

June 27, 2024
Tierney retires after 20 years with the BHMA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) recently presented Michael Tierney, BHMA Standards Director and staunch contributor to BHMA, with the esteemed Richard A. Hudnut Distinguished Service Award. This honor recognizes exemplary performance by an individual identified by their association colleagues as having consistently demonstrated integrity, outstanding dedication, and a strong commitment to the standards or code development process of BHMA.

Michael Tierney has been major industry and BHMA contributor for more than 20 years and will be retiring at the end of May. Tierney is being recognized with this honor due to his dedicated service to BHMA, having served as the Products Standards Director. Under this role, he coordinated the development and revision of the BHMA performance standards for building hardware products.

“Over the last 25 years, Michael has been a major contributor to the positive culture and success of BHMA. He was outstanding to work with – demonstrating exceptional insight, dedication, and talent throughout his years with us. Michael was a staunch advocate of the industry and BHMA, a reliable supporter of his team, knew from experience how to gain consensus and move initiatives forward. He will be sorely missed,” said Ralph Vasami, BHMA Executive Director.

Tierney departs BHMA as a principal member on technical committees for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the ICC A117.1 Committee for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, and ASTM International.

“Throughout his extensive career, Michael has exemplified professionalism and dedication. His commitment to the industry, and BHMA in particular, is an example for all of us. I am proud to have been able to share part of his journey and wish him nothing but the best in his well-deserved retirement. Presenting Michael the Hudnut award is a highlight for me and certainly could not have gone to a more deserving individual.” said Tim Weller, BHMA President.

Prior to working with BHMA, Tierney spearheaded a career in manufacturing management at United Technologies, Honeywell, Black and Decker, and Yale Security. In retirement, Tierney can reflect on a successful career having impacted those around him greatly.

“Michael has been a great friend and colleague throughout the years we have worked together. He is more than deserving of this award as he has not only provided great leadership, but has been a great mentor throughout his tenure,” said Karen Bishop, BHMA Standards Manager.

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