Wisconsin’s Norb Mullaney, a legendary archery engineer and equipment evaluator, died Oct. 22 at age 94. Mullaney is in the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as Safari Club International’s Hall of Fame.
Mullaney served nearly two decades as chairman of the Technical Committee for the Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization, the forerunner to the Archery Trade Association. His committees established unprecedented consistency and exactness for the industry’s manufacturing guidelines.
His work was instrumental in the long-term improvement of archery equipment and standards. His analysis column in the most widely-read magazine in the industry was always interesting, gently critical of imperfections, and educational.