BOWIE, Md. (May 2, 2005) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for inductees to the 2005 Hall of Fame.
Open to individuals in the tire industry, the Hall of Fame includes manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. TIA also has added a new category for “historical contributors.” This category recognizes people who have been out of the industry for at least 20 years and are now retired, deceased or involved in another industry.
Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:
* Contributions of new ideas, practices or innovations that promoted the health and well being of the tire industry;
* Exemplary and distinguished service in the industry; and
* Respect for his or her peers.
Contributions to civic, cultural, educational or charitable projects also will be considered but are not a primary factor.
TIA also is accepting nominations for the Friend of the Industry Award, which recognizes well-known individuals who are allies and proven supporters of the tire industry. These individuals are not part of the industry but positively affect it, TIA said.
Nominations for both of these honors are due July 1. Forms are available online at www.tireindustry.org or by calling (301) 430-7280.