Nominations Open for 2022 Tire Industry Hall of Fame

BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association has opened nominations for the 2022 Tire Industry Hall of Fame, the tire industry’s highest honor. Nomination forms can be found at Forms must be received by Friday, July 1, 2022.

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.

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 Tire Industry Hall of Fame annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have made an indelible mark on the industry through hard work, leadership, innovation, service and business acumen,” TIA CEO Richard “Dick” Gust said. “If you know of such persons, I encourage you to nominate them for this prestigious award and to join with us as we honor them during the 2022 Tire Industry Honors program this fall.”

The Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Monday Oct. 31, 2022, during TIA’s Tire Industry Honors program prior to the opening of the 2021 Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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