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TIA opens nominations for 2021 Tire Industry Hall of Fame

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced it has opened nominations for the tire industry’s highest honor, the Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

“The tire industry is filled with individuals who, through hard work, creativity, leadership, innovation, service and business acumen, have made a mark,” TIA CEO Roy Littlefield said. “The Hall of Fame honors the best of them and celebrates their lasting contributions. We look forward to recognizing the 2021 inductees.”

Inductees are chosen 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.

The Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Monday Nov. 1, 2021, during TIA’s Tire Industry Honors Awards Luncheon prior to the opening of the 2021 Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding 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. 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.

Nomination forms can be found at, and forms must be received by Friday, July 2, 2021.

For more information or questions, contact: Dave Zielasko, TIA vice president of marketing and Communications, at or 301.430.7280 x 102.

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