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TIA Hall of Fame award recipients announced

TIA Hall of Fame award recipients announced

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) declared the recipients of the 2019 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Awards. This year’s Fame honorees are Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire Ltd., Edmonton, Canada, late Frank Holeman, director of the Tire Industry Safety Council, from 1969-1987 and the 2019 Ed Wagner Leadership Award honouree is Edward A. Burleson Sr., president and owner of Central Marketing Inc., Colonial Heights, Va.

The Hall of Fame Award is the tyre industry’s highest honour. It recognises individuals who have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the tyre industry or have demonstrated high standards, ideals and leadership in the management of their businesses and in the tyre community and have achieved goals and success that distinguishes them from others.

The Ed Wagner Leadership Award is presented to individuals or companies that demonstrate leadership, or innovation in products and services, that foster and promote the tire, retreading and/or tire recycling industries.

“We are pleased to introduce our new class of exceptional industry leaders as recipients for the Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Award,” said Roy Littlefield, TIA CEO.  “On behalf of TIA, we extend our congratulations and are honoured to recognise these amazing individuals that have proven themselves as key industry influencers.”


TIA will recognise the honourees at the Tire Industry Honours awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019,



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