BOWIE, Md. (Aug. 12, 2016) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected four distinguished industry alumni for its 2016 Hall of Fame —Dan Brown, Richard “Dick” Gust, Fredrick Kovac and Charles “Husky” Sherkin — who will be inducted at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas Oct. 31.
The event, sponsored by Michelin North America Inc., is planned for 6-8 p.m. at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and is open to all. Complimentary tickets may be reserved online.
Here's a look at the slate of 2016 inductees:
Mr. Brown recently retired from his position as executive vice president of American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) and president of the company's Tire Pros dealer marketing group, after 41 years with ATD. Throughout his career with ATD, Mr. Brown held a number of managerial and key leadership roles, guiding the company as it grew from a small, regional supplier, to having one of the largest independent wholesale distribution footprints in the U.S., according to TIA.