From left, Tom Formanek, TIA Board President, and the 2016 hall of fame honorees” Richard “Dick” Gust, Bob Sherkin accepted the award posthumously for Charles “Husky” Sherkin, Dan Brown, and Harvey Kovac accepted the award posthumously for Frederick Kovac.
Know anyone who should be in the Tire Industry Hall of Fame? The Tire Industry Association is accepting nominations for the 2017 class.
The honor is open to those in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. The award may be given posthumously.
Those chosen for the hall are done so based on certain criteria, the association said in an announcement. Nominees are judged on their contributions of new ideas, practices promoting the well-being of the tire industry, service that is exemplary in the tire industry and respect towards peers.
Civic, cultural and educational contributions, along with charitable endeavours are considered but not primary considerations for induction to the hall, the association said.
“The Tire Industry Hall of Fame is one of our most prestigious honors that we award each year,“ said Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association. “We are looking forward to selecting a new group of individuals who have been committed to making a significant impact within the tire industry.”
The induction ceremony will take place October 30 at the association’s Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, prior to the Global Tire Expo which runs October 31-November 3.