BOWIE, Md. — The deadline for nominating a deserving individual for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame is just weeks away — July 1.
The Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have contributed greatly to the growth and/or development of the tire industry or have demonstrated high standards, ideals and leadership in the management of their businesses in the tire community, according to the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
Inductees are chosen based on their contribution of new ideas promoting the well-being of the tire industry, service that is exemplary within the 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.
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.
TIA and its predecessor trade organizations have inducted Hall of Fame classes since 1985.
"The Hall of Fame award recognizes the best of the best – individuals who have made meaningful and impactful contributions in the tire industry during their careers," TIA CEO Richard Gust said.
TIA will recognize the 2022 inductees on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas at the trade group's Tire Industry Honors program prior to the start of the 2022 SEMA Show at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
The most recent inductees were Roy Littlefield, TIA's top executive for nearly two decades, and the late Martin J. Barry, a three-term president of the National Tire Dealers Association in the 1930s and '40s.
Nomination forms can be found at TIA's website. Forms must be received by July 1.