Hall of Fame

TIA Hall of Fame Nominations 

The nomination period for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame is now closed.  It will reopen in March 2017. Thank you. If you would like to be notified by email when the nomination process opens, please email Donna Sage at dsage@tireindustry.org

TIA Hall of Fame: 1985-2016

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 Bill Fountain of Fountain Tire, John Gamauf of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres and Ralph “Buddy” Snow of Oliver Rubber. The Hall of Fame is open to all in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire dealers and retreaders.

 

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2016

American Tire Distributors and Tire Pros
Liberty Tire Recycling
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
United Tire & Rubber Co. Limited

2015

McCord Auto Supply
REMA TIP TOP/North America
Superior Tire & Auto
JK Tyre & Industries Limited
Target Tire

2014

Coker Tire Company
Tech International
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company

2013

Lex Brodie's Tire Company
Dunlap & Kyle Company
American Tire Distributors

2012

Dunn Tire
Discount Tire
CIMS
Tire Rack

2011

Fountain Tire
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire
Apollo Tyres
Oliver Rubber

2010

Western Canada Tire Dealers Association
Hawkinson Consulting
Tire Performance Indicators
Consultant
Yokohama
White Tire Supply

2009

American Crane, Inc
Kelsey Tire

2008

Morgan Auto Group
Central Tire Corporation

2007

Big O Tires, Inc
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.

2006

Tire Systems Engineering, Inc.
Empresas Tornel

2005

Beck Tire International
S&M Tire Company

2004

Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
Marangoni Group

2003

Tire Industry Association
Kal Tire

2002

Robert "Bob" Purcell
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company
John "Jack" Woodland
Marangoni North America

2001

George Z. Bishop
Truflex/Pang
Lee Fiedler
Kelly-Springfield
Pam Gatto
Gatto’s Tire & Service

2000

Harvey Brodsky
Tire Retread Information Bureau
T.O. Haas
T.O. Haas Tire Company
Pat Rooney
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
Lloyd Stoyer
Modern Tire Dealer

1999

Pauline Chambers Yost
Tech International
Garland T. Duke Jr.
Air Treads, Inc.
Ann Gaither
J.H. Heafner
Francis Zrostlik
Stellar Industries
Paul Zurcher
Zurcher Tire/Best One

1998

Joseph J. "Joe" Kilcoyne
AMF Tire Equipment Division
Edward J. "Ed" Wagner
Tire Technical Services

1997

Rudy Holman
AMF Voit Rubber Company
Donald M. MacMillan
Donald MacMillan and Son

1996

George R. Edwards
Target Tire

1995

Tom B. Babcox
Babcox Publications
G.F. "Sam" Bauer
Bauer Built, Inc.
J.W. "Red" Gaskins
Southern Tire Company
Ivan W. Gorr
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
George E. Marshall
Tyres & Accessories
Andre Michelin and Edouard Michelin
Michelin
Charles J. Pillod, Jr.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Keith S. Rowbotham
Northwest Tire Dealers Association

1994

Bernard D. "Bernie" Alm
Vulcan Equipment Company Limited
Marvin E. Bruce
TBC Corporation
Barry Bennett Garfield
Tire Guides, Inc.
Robert F. Gatzke
Parnelli Jones, Inc.
Arthur W. "Art" Hudson
Hudson Opom
Herman Karl Hochschwender
Smithers Scientific Services
William B. Thomas
Big O Tires, Inc

1993

Edwin T. Brodie Jr.
Bandag, Inc.
Giovanni Battista Pirelli
Pirelli Tire Company
Saul Ganin
Reynolds Tire & Rubber Corporation
Frank A. Herzegh
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company
Don Olson
Don Olson Firestone
Ernest "Ernie" Zielasko
Crain Communications

1992

William T. Fitzgerald
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
John O. Gillette
Johnny Gillette Tire Company
Benjamin Franklin Goodrich
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company
Edward H. Hogan
Hogan Tire, Inc.
Shojiro Ishibashi
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.
G. William Malerba
Malerba Silver City Tire Company

1991

Michael A. "Mike" Berra
Community Tire Company
John Boyd Dunlop
Dunlop Tire Company
Fred S. Dresdale
Daley Tire Service
Arden H. Faris
Retreading Consulting Services
Charles Goodyear
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Peter Imre Kune
Truflex/Pang Rubber Products
Bernard "Bernie" Kovach
Bill Communications
Zeb Maddox
Retreading Equipment
H. Walker Noyes
Noyes Tire Company
James E. Reynolds
Reynolds Tire Company

1990

Edward S. Babcox
Tire Review
Lloyd O. Dodson
Vogue Tire Company
Harold V. James
OK Rubber Welder
David R. Lehman
Lehman's Tire Company
Dr. Warren W. Leigh
University of Akron
Michael G. "Jerry" O'Neal
The General Tire and Rubber Company

1989

William S. "Pete" Cahill
Cagill Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Keith Barefoot
Tread-X Corporation
John Bean
FMC Corporation
David H. Dean
Dean Tire and Rubber Company
Victor Holt, Jr.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
W. Caton Merchant, Jr.
Merchant's, Inc.
James S. Morrison
Barnes & Delaney Tire Company
Melvin C. Shook, Sr.
Shook Tire Company
John W. Thomas
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

1988

Clement O. Dennis Sr.
Den-Nap Electric Mold Company
Gilbert "Gil" Coats
Hennessy Industries, Inc.
John A. Earley
Earley Tire Company
Emil B. Jensen
B & J Manufacturing Company
Lewis W.R. Morley, M.B.E.
Vac-Lug Traction Tyres Limited
Philip Sieff
S & M Company
Edwin "Eddie" Joel Thomas
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Harold H. Vischer, Sr.
Tread-X Corporation
Robert Wallace Ritter, Sr.
Easy Pay Tire Company

1987

Wayne B. Brewer
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
John L. Collyer
B.F. Goodrich Tire Company
Irve Eisbrouch
TBC Corporation
Maurice Gladman
California Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association
Lee Hunter
Hunter Engineering Company
Max Katz
Merchants Tire Supply
Stan Koziara
Stan the Man Tire
Louis S. "Lou" Myers
Myers Tire Supply
Griffith F. Oliver
Oliver Rubber Company

1986

H.R. "Kelly" Calamari
El Dorado Tire Company
Maurice Clapp
Clapp Equipment Company
Winston Orlando Green
Lee Tire and Rubber Company
Paul Edward Hawkinson
Paul E. Hawkinson Company
Bradley E. Ragan, Sr.
Brad Ragan, Inc.
Vaughn Rawls
Rawls Equipment
Joseph Russo
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.
Les Schwab
Les Schwab Tire Centers
Thomas Edward "Eddie" Stolter
Eddie's Tire Service
James A. Walsh
Armstrong Tire Service
Paul Weeks Litchfield
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

1985

C. Earl Branick
Branick Industries
Roy J. Carver
Bandag, Inc.
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
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