The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

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. Someone may be inducted into the hall of fame posthumously.

Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. contributions of new ideas,
  2. practices promoting the well-being of the tire industry,
  3. service that is exemplary within the tire industry, and
  4. respect towards their peers.

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

The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 3, 2017. A nomination form is available here.

"The Tire Industry Hall of Fame is one of our most prestigious honors that we award each year," says Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of TIA. "We are looking forward to selecting a new group of individuals who have been committed to making a significant impact within the tire industry."

The Hall of Fame Inductions will take place on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, as part of TIA's Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, which takes place prior to the Global Tire Expo, powered by TIA, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2017.

Questions regarding the Hall of Fame may be directed to TIA Director of Marketing LeAnn Harley at or 301.430.7280 x 102.        

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