2014 Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony
TIA inducted three people into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony which was held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The honorees were Harold Coker, founder of Coker Tire Company, Charles Cornell, the late founder of Tech International and Juanita Purcell, Executive Vice President of Purcell Tire & Rubber Company. In addition, TIA honored Jim Smith, Editor of Tire Review, Mary Sikora, publisher/editor of Scrap Tire News, and Tom Wright, Sr., Owner of Wright Tire Service, with the distinguished Ed Wagner Leadership Award.
The event, sponsored by Michelin North America, also recognized the Michelin/TIA scholarship recipients. Michael Steele was the keynote speaker.