BOWIE, Md. (April 28, 2009) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Tire Industry Hall of Fame from May 1 to July 1.
The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including tire dealers and retreaders, manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire and rubber recyclers.
The “Historical Contributors” category of the Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have been out of the industry for at least 20 years or more. These individuals may be retired, deceased, or may have begun their career in the tire industry and moved on to a different industry.
Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria: their contributions of new ideas, practices and/or innovations that promote the health and well-being of the tire industry; their exemplary and distinguished service in the tire industry; and the respect of their peers. Contributions in civic, cultural, educational or charitable endeavors will be considered, but TIA said they are not a primary consideration as attributes for selection.
TIA also is accepting nominations for the Friend of the Industry Award (a former International Tire and Rubber Association award) which recognizes well-known individuals who are allies and proven supporters of the tire industry. These individuals are not part of the tire industry, but have affected it positively in some manner.
The deadline for all nominations is July 1. A nomination form is available on www.tireindustry.org or by calling TIA at (301) 430-7280 ext. 109.