It's Time to Nominate a TIA Hall of Famer

Posted on March 9, 2018

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

Deadline for nominations is July 2, 2018.

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 award may be presented posthumously.

Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • contributions of new ideas;
  • practices promoting the well-being of the tire industry;
  • service that is exemplary within the tire industry; and
  • respect toward their peers.

Contributions in civic, cultural, educational or charitable endeavors will be considered, but are not a primary consideration for selection.

“Each year we are honored to present the hall of fame award to individuals who have demonstrated great success within the tire industry," says Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of TIA. “Our pool of candidates continues to impress us every year and we are looking forward to inducting another great group of industry leaders into our hall of fame class.”

The nomination form is available here:

Inductions will take place on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, as part of TIA’s Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, which takes place prior to the Global Tire Expo, powered by TIA, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018.

Questions regarding the Hall of Fame may be directed to TIA Director of Marketing, LeAnn Harley at or 301-430-7280 extension 102.

For more information on TIA, visit

To re-live the 2017 awards night, check out our photo gallery here.

Related Topics: 2018 SEMA Show, Roy Littlefield, TIA, TIA Hall of Fame

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