FTMTA appoints Michael Farrelly as new Executive Director

Michael Farrelly, new Executive Director at the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association.

The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has appointed Michael Farrelly to the position of Executive Director, replacing Gary Ryan. Michael will commence in the new position on Monday, 9 August 2021.

Michael Farrelly has worked in the agricultural machinery industry for a number of years and has a commercial and business background. Michael brings with him knowledge and expertise that will help develop the association to meet the evolving needs of its members and the machinery trade in Ireland. The FTMTA is committed to working on behalf of its members and to represent the agricultural farm tractor and machinery trade at the highest level.

Diarmuid Claridge, FTMTA president said, “On behalf of the association and the Executive Board I extend a warm welcome to Michael. Michael’s skills and knowledge will be pivotal in the growth of the association and the future services we provide to our members. I look forward to working closely with Michael over the coming months”.

Michael Farrelly added, “I am delighted to be joining the FTMTA and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. The FTMTA membership range from world leading machinery brands, Irelands own indigenous machinery manufacturers who are winning on the world stage and other home-grown companies such as dealerships and distributors who are the backbone of the Irish economy. The world we live in is changing rapidly. Climate action, advancing technology and the way people work are all challenges and opportunities and I look forward to helping our members navigate their way through these exciting times.”

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