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TIA Hall of Fame: 1985 - 2022

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of personalities who have brought lasting fame to the tire, rubber and transportation industries. Past inductees include Larry Day of TBC Corp., Brent Hesje of Fountain Tire, Chris Karbowiak of Bridgestone Americas Inc., Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres and Ralph “Buddy” Snow of Oliver Rubber.

award

2022

Larry Day

Larry Day
TBC Corp.

Joe DePaolis

Joe DePaolis
Johnny Antonelli Tire Co.

Christine Karbowiak

Christine Karbowiak
Bridgestone Americas

Robert William Thomson

Robert William Thomson
Inventor of the Pneumatic Tire

2021

Martin J. Barry

Martin J. Barry
National Tire Dealers Association

Roy Littlefield III

Roy Littlefield III
Tire Industry Association

2020

No Inductees

2019

Brent Hesje

Brent Hesje
Fountain Tire Ltd.

Frank Holeman

Frank Holeman
Tire Industry Safety Council

2018

Bob Majewski

Bob Majewski
Sumerel Tire

Arvind Poddar

Arvind Poddar
BKT Tires

2017

Godfrey L. Cabot

Godfrey L. Cabot
The Cabot Corporation

William T. Conklin

William T. Conklin
Schenuit Tire and Rubber Company

Norm Gaither

Norm Gaither
DSP 20 Group

2016

Dan Brown

Dan Brown
American Tire Distributors and Tire Pros

Richard Gust

Richard "Dick" Gust
Liberty Tire Recycling

Frederick Kovac

Frederick Kovac
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Charles Sherkin

Charles "Husky" Sherkin
United Tire & Rubber Co. Limited

2015

Ross Fischer

Ross Fischer
McCord Auto Supply

Herman Freeman

Herman "Hy" Freeman
REMA TIP TOP/North America

Paul Hyatt

Paul Hyatt
Superior Tire & Auto

Dr. Raghupati Singhania

Dr. Raghupati Singhania
JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Bucky Stein

Bucky Stein
Target Tire

2014

Harold Coker

Harold Coker
Coker Tire Company

Charles Cornell

Charles Cornell
Tech International

Juanita Purcell

Juanita Purcell
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company

2013

Lex Brodie

Lex Brodie
Lex Brodie's Tire Company

Robert Dunlap

Robert "Bob" Dunlap
Dunlap & Kyle Company

Richard Johnson

Richard "Dick" Johnson
American Tire Distributors

2012

Randy Clark

Randy Clark
Dunn Tire

Bruce Halle

Bruce Halle
Discount Tire

Paul Kruder

Paul Kruder
CIMS

Pete Veldman

Pete Veldman
Tire Rack

2011

Bill Fountain

Bill Fountain
Fountain Tire

John Gamauf

John Gamauf
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire

Onkar Kanwar

Onkar Kanwar
Apollo Tyres

Ralph Snow

Ralph "Buddy" Snow
Oliver Rubber

2010

Don Blythe

Don Blythe
Western Canada Tire Dealers Association

Raymond R. Hawkinson, Jr.

Raymond R. "Gus" Hawkinson, Jr.
Hawkinson Consulting

Nick Hodel

Nick Hodel
Tire Performance Indicators

Russell MacCleery

Russell MacCleery
Consultant

Gary Nash

Gary Nash
Yokohama

Jerry White

Jerry White
White Tire Supply

2009

John Collins

John Collins
American Crane, Inc

John Kelsey

John Kelsey
Kelsey Tire

2008

Larry Morgan

Larry Morgan
Morgan Auto Group

Terry Westhafer

Terry Westhafer
Central Tire Corporation

2007

Norman Affleck

Norman Affleck
Big O Tires, Inc

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.

2006

Jaques Bajer
Tire Systems Engineering, Inc.

Armando Tornel Murillo
Empresas Tornel

2005

Eugene Beck, Jr.

Eugene Beck, Jr.
Beck Tire International

John Sieff

John Sieff
S&M Tire Company

2004

John Lampe

John Lampe
Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.

Mario Marangoni

Mario Marangoni
Marangoni Group

2003

Marvin F. Bozarth

Marvin F. Bozarth
Tire Industry Association

Thomas Foord

Thomas "Tom" Foord
Kal Tire

2002

Robert Purcell

Robert "Bob" Purcell
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company

John Woodland

John "Jack" Woodland
Marangoni North America

2001

George Z. Bishop

George Z. Bishop
Truflex/Pang

Lee Fiedler

Lee Fiedler
Kelly-Springfield

Pam Gatto

Pam Gatto
Gatto’s Tire & Service

2000

Harvey Brodsky

Harvey Brodsky
Tire Retread Information Bureau

T.O. Haas

T.O. Haas
T.O. Haas Tire Company

Pat Rooney

Pat Rooney
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

Lloyd Stoyer

Lloyd Stoyer
Modern Tire Dealer

1999

Pauline Chambers Yost

Pauline Chambers Yost
Tech International

Garland T. Duke Jr.

Garland T. Duke Jr.
Air Treads, Inc.

Ann Gaither

Ann Gaither
J.H. Heafner

Francis Zrostlik

Francis Zrostlik
Stellar Industries

Paul Zurcher

Paul Zurcher
Zurcher Tire/Best One

1998

Joseph J. Kilcoyne

Joseph J. "Joe" Kilcoyne
AMF Tire Equipment Division

Edward J. Wagner

Edward J. "Ed" Wagner
Tire Technical Services

1997

Rudy Holman

Rudy Holman
AMF Voit Rubber Company

Donald M. MacMillan

Donald M. MacMillan
Donald MacMillan and Son

1996

George R. Edwards

George R. Edwards
Target Tire

 

1995

Tom B. Babcox

Tom B. Babcox
Babcox Publications

G.F. Bauer

G.F. "Sam" Bauer
Bauer Built, Inc.

J.W. Gaskins

J.W. "Red" Gaskins
Southern Tire Company

Ivan W. Gorr

Ivan W. Gorr
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

George E. Marshall

George E. Marshall
Tyres & Accessories

Andre Michelin and Edouard Michelin

Andre Michelin and Edouard Michelin
Michelin

Charles J. Pillod, Jr.

Charles J. Pillod, Jr.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Keith S. Rowbotham

Keith S. Rowbotham
Northwest Tire Dealers Association

1994

Bernard D. Alm

Bernard D. "Bernie" Alm
Vulcan Equipment Company Limited

Marvin E. Bruce

Marvin E. Bruce
TBC Corporation

Barry Bennett Garfield

Barry Bennett Garfield
Tire Guides, Inc.

Robert F. Gatzke

Robert F. Gatzke
Parnelli Jones, Inc.

Arthur W. Hudson

Arthur W. "Art" Hudson
Hudson Opom

Herman Karl Hochschwender

Herman Karl Hochschwender
Smithers Scientific Services

William B. Thomas

William B. Thomas
Big O Tires, Inc

1993

Edwin T. Brodie Jr.

Edwin T. Brodie Jr.
Bandag, Inc.

Giovanni Battista Pirelli

Giovanni Battista Pirelli
Pirelli Tire Company

Saul Ganin

Saul Ganin
Reynolds Tire & Rubber Corporation

Frank A. Herzegh

Frank A. Herzegh
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company

Don Olson

Don Olson
Don Olson Firestone

Ernest Zielasko

Ernest "Ernie" Zielasko
Crain Communications

1992

William T. Fitzgerald

William T. Fitzgerald
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

John O. Gillette

John O. Gillette
Johnny Gillette Tire Company

Benjamin Franklin Goodrich

Benjamin Franklin Goodrich
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company

Edward H. Hogan

Edward H. Hogan
Hogan Tire, Inc.

Shojiro Ishibashi

Shojiro Ishibashi
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.

G. William Malerba

G. William Malerba
Malerba Silver City Tire Company

1991

Michael A. Berra

Michael A. "Mike" Berra
Community Tire Company

John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop
Dunlop Tire Company

Fred S. Dresdale

Fred S. Dresdale
Daley Tire Service

Arden H. Faris

Arden H. Faris
Retreading Consulting Services

Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Peter Imre Kune

Peter Imre Kune
Truflex/Pang Rubber Products

Bernard Kovach

Bernard "Bernie" Kovach
Bill Communications

Zeb Mattox

Zeb Mattox
Retreading Equipment

H. Walker Noyes

H. Walker Noyes
Noyes Tire Company

James E. Reynolds

James E. Reynolds
Reynolds Tire Company

1990

Edward S. Babcox

Edward S. Babcox
Tire Review

Lloyd O. Dodson

Lloyd O. Dodson
Vogue Tire Company

Harold V. James

Harold V. James
OK Rubber Welder

David R. Lehmanx

David R. Lehman
Lehman's Tire Company

Dr. Warren W. Leigh

Dr. Warren W. Leigh
University of Akron

Michael G. O'Neal

Michael G. "Jerry" O'Neal
The General Tire and Rubber Company

1989

William S. Cahill

William S. "Pete" Cahill
Cagill Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Keith Barefoot

Keith Barefoot
Tread-X Corporation

John Bean

John Bean
FMC Corporation

David H. Dean

David H. Dean
Dean Tire and Rubber Company

Victor Holt, Jr.

Victor Holt, Jr.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

W. Caton Merchant, Jr.

W. Caton Merchant, Jr.
Merchant's, Inc.

 

James S. Morrison
Barnes & Delaney Tire Company

Melvin C. Shook, Sr.

Melvin C. Shook, Sr.
Shook Tire Company

John W. Thomas

John W. Thomas
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

1988

Clement O. Dennis Sr.

Clement O. Dennis Sr.
Den-Nap Electric Mold Company

Gilbert Coats

Gilbert "Gil" Coats
Hennessy Industries, Inc.

John A. Earley

John A. Earley
Earley Tire Company

Emil B. Jensen

Emil B. Jensen
B & J Manufacturing Company

Lewis W.R. Morley

Lewis W.R. Morley, M.B.E.
Vac-Lug Traction Tyres Limited

Philip Sieff

Philip Sieff
S & M Company

Edwin Joel Thomas

Edwin "Eddie" Joel Thomas
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Harold H. Vischer, Sr.

Harold H. Vischer, Sr.
Tread-X Corporation

Robert Wallace Ritter, Sr.

Robert Wallace Ritter, Sr.
Easy Pay Tire Company

1987

Wayne B. Brewer

Wayne B. Brewer
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

John L. Collyer

John L. Collyer
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company

Irve Eisbrouch

Irve Eisbrouch
TBC Corporation

Maurice Gladman

Maurice Gladman
California Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association

Lee Hunter

Lee Hunter
Hunter Engineering Company

Max Katz

Max Katz
Merchants Tire Supply

Stan Koziarai

Stan Koziara
Stan the Man Tire

Louis S. Myers

Louis S. "Lou" Myers
Myers Tire Supply

Griffith F. Oliver

Griffith F. Oliver
Oliver Rubber Company

1986

H.R. Calamari

H.R. "Kelly" Calamari
El Dorado Tire Company

Maurice Clapp

Maurice Clapp
Clapp Equipment Company

 

Wilson Orlando Green
Lee Tire and Rubber Company

Paul Edward Hawkinson

Paul Edward Hawkinson
Paul E. Hawkinson Company

Bradley E. Ragan, Sr.

Bradley E. Ragan, Sr.
Brad Ragan, Inc.

Vaughn Rawls

Vaughn Rawls
Rawls Equipment

Joseph Russo

Joseph Russo
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.

Les Schwab

Les Schwab
Les Schwab Tire Centers

Thomas Edward Stolter

Thomas Edward "Eddie" Stolter
Eddie's Tire Service

James A. Walsh

James A. Walsh
Armstrong Tire Service

Paul Weeks Litchfield

Paul Weeks Litchfield
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

1985

 

C. Earl Branick
Branick Industries

 

Roy J. Carver
Bandag, Inc.

E.L. Davis

E.L. "Red" Davis
American Retreaders Association

 

Harvey S. Firestone
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

 

James Harlan Heafner
Heafner Tire Company

 

J.P. Hennessy Sr.
Hennessy Industries, Inc.

Albert Hoffman

Albert Hoffman
Hoffman/Jetzon Tire Company

 

William Francis O' Neal
The General Tire and Rubber Company

 

Frank A. Seiberling
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

 

Winston W. "Bill" Marsh
National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association

Ed Wagner Leadership Award

2022 Redmond “Red” Clark
President
Asphalt Plus L.L.C.
   
2021 Monte Niemi
CEO
First State Tire Recycling
   
2019 Edward A. Burleson Sr.
President and Owner
Central Marketing Inc.
   
2018 Mike Baggett
Retired
Yokohama Tire Corporation
Freda Pratt-Boyer
Senior Auditor
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company
 
2017 Anthony Blackman
Owner
Atlantic Tire and Service
David Zielasko
Vice President
Crain Communications Inc.
 
2015 Tom Klinge
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Klinge Group
Kevin Rohlwing
Senior Vice President
Tire Industry Association
 
2014 Jim Smith
Editor
Tire Review
Mary Sikora
Publisher/Editor
Scrap Tire News
Tom Wright Sr.
Owner
Wright Tire Service

 

Friend of the Industry Award

2021 Miles D. Moore
Retired Senior Washington Reporter
Rubber & Plastic News and Tire Business