Hall of Fame


TIA Hall of Fame: 1985-2021

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, L.L.C., Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres and Ralph “Buddy” Snow of Oliver Rubber. 

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National Tire Dealers Association
Tire Industry Association


Fountain Tire Ltd.
Tire Industry Safety Council


Sumerel Tire
BKT Tires


The Cabot Corporation
Schenuit Tire and Rubber Company
DSP 20 Group


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


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


Coker Tire Company
Tech International
Purcell Tire & Rubber Company


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


Dunn Tire
Discount Tire
Tire Rack


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


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


American Crane, Inc
Kelsey Tire


Morgan Auto Group
Central Tire Corporation


Big O Tires, Inc
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.


Tire Systems Engineering, Inc.
Empresas Tornel


Beck Tire International
S&M Tire Company


Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
Marangoni Group


Tire Industry Association
Kal Tire


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


George Z. Bishop
Lee Fiedler
Pam Gatto
Gatto’s Tire & Service


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


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


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


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


George R. Edwards
Target Tire


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
Charles J. Pillod, Jr.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Keith S. Rowbotham
Northwest Tire Dealers Association


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


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


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


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 Mattox
Retreading Equipment
H. Walker Noyes
Noyes Tire Company
James E. Reynolds
Reynolds Tire Company


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


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


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


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


H.R. "Kelly" Calamari
El Dorado Tire Company
Maurice Clapp
Clapp Equipment Company
Wilson 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


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