He was inducted into the Michigan State University and the PMMI Packaging Halls of Fame in 2012. Mr. Babb retired from active work in 2011 and afterwards, operated a successful consulting business for several years. He actively gave back to society by serving on numerous boards and associations. Active in scouts, he was a scout master, and received, the Order of the Arrow. He loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer.
His long and distinguished packaging career included posts at Hershey Foods Corp., Minute Maid, Coca-Cola, and MillerCoors, among others.