Tire Industry Association Announces Honors
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The Tire Industry Association, which represents all segments of the tire industry, announced a series of accolades last month.
The association’s Hall of Fame committee selected Roy Littlefield, CEO of TIA, and the late Martin Barry, former president of the National Tire Dealers Association, as inductees into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame entry is the tire industry’s highest honor, recognizing individuals who have contributed to the growth of the industry or have demonstrated high standards in running their businesses.
The committee also named Monte Niemi, CEO of First State Tire Recycling, as the recipient of the 2021 Ed Wagner Leadership Award and Miles Moore, retired Washington senior reporter for Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business, as the recipient of the award. Friend of the industry award.
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Littlefield (left) and Moore
The Ed Wagner Leadership Award is presented to individuals or companies who demonstrate leadership or innovation in products and services that promote the tire industry.
The Friend of Industry Award recognizes individuals who are allies and supporters of the industry.
“We are delighted to honor these exceptional individuals who enter the Tire Industry Hall of Fame and receive the Ed Wagner Leadership and Friend of the Industry Awards,” said Mason Hess, vice president of TIA. “On behalf of the association, we extend our congratulations and are honored to recognize these extraordinary individuals who have proven themselves as key influencers in the industry.”
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