CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) has launched an Industry Leadership Awards program.
The awards, to be presented at TRAC's annual general meeting on June 15, will honor "outstanding individuals and companies for their dedication and commitment to excellence in the tire and rubber industry, including end-of-life tire management businesses and other businesses focused on sustainability," according to TRAC.
"The awards are designed to celebrate achievements and give individuals and organizations a platform to showcase their contribution to the industry, increase their professional profiles, and stand out from the competition."
Nominations are open until April 15. Anyone can nominate a person or organization and self nominations are accepted. Nominated individuals can live anywhere, but organizations must have a physical presence — an office or facility, for example — in Canada.
Nominations are being accepted in four categories, as described by TRAC:
- Leader of the Year: An individual who is widely recognized as making important contributions to their business, community, and the tire and rubber industry at large. He or she should own or manage a successful and innovative business in the tire and rubber sectors, including end-of-life tire management businesses and other businesses focused on sustainability in the industry, and contribute time and resources to community and organizations dedicated to creating positive social impact.
- Young Leader: This award showcases an individual younger than 40 who shows industry leadership in management, innovation, technology and sustainability within an organization or community.
- Lifetime Achievement: Someone who has a long-term track record of successfully contributing to their business and industry and has made outstanding achievements and contributed enduring legacies to the tire and rubber industry and to the community at large. They are recognized by their peers as industry leaders, builders, and supporters.
- Sustainability: An award honoring individuals or organizations that have contributed positively to the sustainability efforts of the tire and rubber industry in an environmental, social, or economic manner, including end-of-life tire management businesses, and other businesses focused on sustainability in the industry.
Nomination forms are on the TRAC website. Winners will be notified during the week of May 9.
For more information, contact Michal Majernik, TRAC manager of communications, at [email protected].