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ALI Leader Chic Fox Dies

E.K. “Chic” Fox, longtime Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) leader, died at home in Indiatlantic, Fla., on June 6 after a long illness. Fox dedicated 43 years of his life to ALI and improving automotive lift safety.

Norm Affleck, a Founding Member of Big O, Dies

Norm Affleck, retired CEO and president of Big O Tires Inc., died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was not only a founding dealer member of Big O Tires, but also instrumental in the introduction of the Big O brand 33 years ago.

Private Brand Tire Pioneer Al Hoffman Dies at 94

Albert Hoffman, co-founder of the Jetzon Tire and Rubber Co. Inc. and a pioneer in the private brand tire segment, died on Dec. 3, 2018, at his home in Boynton Beach, Fla., after battling cancer. He was 94.