BOWIE, Md. — Friday is the deadline to submit nominations for the Tire Industry Association (TIA)'s Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
Nomination forms can be found at tireindustry.org. Forms must be received by June 23.
The Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals who have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the tire industry or have demonstrated high standards, ideals and leadership in the management of their businesses in the tire community.
The award is open to all individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. Hall of Fame membership may be awarded posthumously.
Inductees are chosen by judges based on the following criteria:
Contribution of new ideas promoting the well-being of the tire industry;
- Service that is exemplary within the tire industry; and
- Respect of their peers.
- Candidates' civic, cultural, educational or charitable endeavors will be considered but are not a primary consideration as attributes for selection, according to TIA
"This prestigious award honors their achievements, whether that be through hard work, leadership, innovation, service or business acumen. I encourage anyone who knows of worthy candidates to nominate them for the 2023 Tire Industry Hall of Fame."
The Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Oct. 30, during TIA's Tire Industry Honors program prior to the opening of the 2023 Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
For more information or questions, contact: Dave Zielasko, TIA vice president of marketing and communications, at [email protected] or 301-430-7280 ext. 102.
The 2022 HoF inductees were: the late Larry Day, chairman and CEO of TBC Corp.; Christine Karbowiak, retired Bridgestone Americas executive; Joe DePaolis, a tire dealer and former president of the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA); and the late Robert William Thomson, inventor of the pneumatic tire.
TIA also named honored Redmond "Red" Clark, president of Asphalt Plus L.L.C. in Barrington, Ill., as the 2022 winner of its Ed Wagner Leadership Award.