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TIA now accepting nominations for the 2018 Tire Industry Hall of Fame


The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced that nominations are now open for the 2018 Tire Industry Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 2, 2018. The nomination form is available on

The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. The Hall of Fame may be awarded posthumously.

Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Contributions of new ideas
  • Practices promoting the well-being of the tire industry
  • Service that is exemplary within the tire industry
  • Respect towards their peers

Contributions in civic, cultural, educational, or charitable endeavors will be considered, but are not a primary consideration as attributes for selection.

“Each year we are honored to present the Hall of Fame award to individuals who have demonstrated great success within the tire industry, “said Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association. “Our pool of candidates continues to impress us every year and we are looking forward to inducting another great group of industry leaders into our Hall of Fame class.”

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(l to r): David Martin – TIA Board President, Norm Gaither – 2017 Hall of Fame Honoree, Cindy Conklin and Casey Merbler accepted the award posthumously for William T. Conklin, Roy Littlefield – TIA Executive Vice President, and (not pictured) Bart Kalkstein accepted the award posthumously for Godfrey L. Cabot. 2017 Honoree List

The Hall of Fame Inductions will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 as part of TIA’s Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, which takes place prior to the Global Tire Expo, powered by TIA, October 30 – November 2, 2018.

Questions regarding the Hall of Fame may be directed to TIA Director of Marketing, LeAnn Harley at or 301.430.7280 x 102.

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