JUNE 2009

TIA accepting nominations for 2009 Hall of Fame

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the association is accepting nominations for the 2009 Tire Industry Hall of Fame from May 1 to July 1, 2009. The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. The “Historical Contributors” category of the Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have been out of the industry for at least 20 years or more. These individuals may be retired, deceased, or may have begun their career in the tire industry and moved on to a different industry.

The Hall of Fame Inductions will take place in early November during TIA's Breakfast with the President, which is a part of the Tires, Wheels & Equipment/SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For a nomination form (pdf), click here.

Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria: their contributions of new ideas, practices and/or innovations that promote the health and well being of the tire industry; their exemplary and distinguished service in the tire industry; and the respect of their peers. Contributions in civic, cultural, educational or charitable endeavors will be considered, but are not a primary consideration as attributes for selection.

TIA is also accepting nominations for the Friend of the Industry Award (a former International Tire and Rubber Association award) which recognizes well-known individuals who are allies and proven supporters of the tire industry. These individuals are not part of the tire industry, but have affected it positively in some manner.

The deadline for nominations for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame and Friend of the Industry Award is July 1, 2009.