Current Issue

Keith Crain joins Automotive HOF

Comments Email
Autoweek photo Crain Communications Inc. Chairman Keith Crain was inducted July 24 into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

DEARBORN, Mich. (July 25, 2014) — Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc. — parent of Tire Business — was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame July 24 along with three other automotive luminaries.

Mr. Crain and Volkswagen Group supervisory board chairman Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch, customer satisfaction pioneer J.D. “Dave” Power III, and the late designer and visionary Alex Tremulis were chosen, according to Automotive Hall of Fame officials, because they “have significantly impacted the development of the automobile and the motor vehicle industry. Inductees are recognized for their individual achievements, innovations, and historic contributions.”

The ceremony was held at the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center, formerly General Motors Corp.'s design studios under noted designe Harley Earl.

The ceremony coincided with the 75th anniversary of the Automotive Hall of Fame, which was established in 1939.

The Automotive Hall of Fame's mission is to preserve and celebrate outstanding automotive achievement. Since its founding in 1939, the Hall has honored nearly 800 men and women from around the world.

 

More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published April 21, 2016

What's the one benefit you wish your company offered?

More vacation time
18%
(32 votes)
A better retirement plan
18%
(32 votes)
Better health insurance
20%
(35 votes)
More fun, team-oriented activities
3%
(5 votes)
Just give me more money
28%
(51 votes)
I’m very pleased with everything I get now
13%
(24 votes)
Total votes: 179
Previous | Published April 21, 2016

How often do you update your shop and/or business software?

Annually
23%
(21 votes)
Only when a substantial update is available
19%
(18 votes)
Every 2-4 years
14%
(13 votes)
Usually between 5 and 10 years
16%
(15 votes)
I hate it – as infrequently as possible
12%
(11 votes)
I never do – it’s too costly
16%
(15 votes)
Total votes: 93