ITRA selects Bishop for International Tire and Rubber Industry Hall of Fame

Feb. 14, 2001

Truflex/Pang founder and tire repair industy veteran George Bishop will be inducted into the International Tire & Rubber Industry Hall of Fame at the World International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) Expo in Nashville, Tenn., this April.

Also at the event , Ray “Gus” Hawkinson Jr., former president of Paul E. Hawkinson Co.; Continental Tire North America Inc.; and Michelin Tire North America Inc. will be recipients of “Industry Leadership” awards. Mark Whaley, vice president of sales and marketing for Iowa Mold Tooling; John West; and the Columbus McKinnon Corp. will receive “Friend of the Industry” awards. Gaither Tool Co. will receive ITRA’s Pioneer Award.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony can be obtained by using ITRA’s FAX-on-demand service at (800) 211-1779.