DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Longtime custom wheel veterans Carl Robinson — a former Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels executive — and George Finch are the newest members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) Hall of Fame.
Messrs. Robinson and Finch both have longtime volunteer service time with the WTC in addition to their respective commercial accomplishments. They will be inducted into the council's HOF during the WTC's industry reception Oct. 31, according to Gregory Parker, WTC chairman and national account sales and marketing director at Wegmann Automotive USA Inc.
"For many years, these men have willingly shared their professional and technical expertise in helping to address issues facing our industry, and we're excited to be able to honor them in this way," Mr. Parker said.
Mr. Robinson has more than three decades' experience in the performance aftermarket industry, working for Weld Racing for 13 years and Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels for 10 years in the motorsports and new product development divisions. He also served on the WTC Select Committee for 10 years.
He now is principal of Race Wheel Enterprises, where he handles marketing and sales for InduraPower lithium ion batteries and consults with a wheel manufacturer on a project for the performance aftermarket industry. He also is a race day announcer for the Professional Drag Racing Association.