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W. James Farrell

Born: c. 1943

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Illinois Tool Works, 1995-2005

Military service: US Army (1965-67)

    University: BSEE, University of Detroit (1965)
    Administrator: Trustee, Northwestern University

    Illinois Tool Works President and CEO (1995-2005)
    Illinois Tool Works Various exective positions, up to EVP (1972-95)
    Illinois Tool Works (1965-72)
    Member of the Board of 3M (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Abbott Laboratories (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Allstate (1999-)
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2001-03 and 2004-06)
    Member of the Board of Kraft Foods
    Member of the Board of Hon Industries, Inc.
    Member of the Board of Illinois Tool Works (1995-2006, as Chairman, 1996-2006)
    Member of the Board of Morton International (1996-)
    Member of the Board of Sears Roebuck
    Member of the Board of UAL Corporation (2001-)
    Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Trustee
    Big Shoulders Fund
    The Business Council
    Commercial Club of Chicago
    Economic Club of Chicago
    Lyric Opera of Chicago Trustee
    Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago) Advisory Board
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Trustee
    United Way


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