BOWIE, Md. (March 1, 2016) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 1.
The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry — including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders.
Inductees may be awarded posthumously.
TIA said candidates 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 also will be considered but are not a primary consideration as attributes for selection, according to the association.
“The Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights of the year for TIA. The tire industry has so many individuals that are worthy of recognition and the committee looks forward to selecting another group of honorees for this year's Hall of Fame,” said TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.
Hall of Fame Inductions will take place on Oct. 31 as part of TIA's Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, which occurs prior to the Global Tire Expo — Powered by TIA, Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas during the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.
Questions regarding the Hall of Fame may be directed to TIA Director of Marketing Donna Sage via email at [email protected] or 301.430.7280 ext. 102.
A nomination form is available on TIA's website.