Littlefield and Barry Elected to Tire Industry Hall of Fame

Roy Littlefield

The Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) Hall of Fame Committee has selected two new inductees for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame: TIA CEO Roy Littlefield III and the late Martin J. Barry, a former president of the National Tire Dealers Association, who will enter in the historic category.

Latest Inductees Announced

The committee also named Monte Niemi, CEO of First State Tire Recycling, Isanti, Minn., as the winner of the 2021 Ed Wagner Leadership Award and selected Miles D. Moore, retired senior Washington reporter for trade publications Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business, as the recipient of the Friend of the Industry Award.

The Hall of Fame Award 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 distinguish 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 tyre, retreading and/or tyre recycling industries.


TIA’s Friend of the Industry Award recognises well-known individuals who are allies and proven supporters of the tyre industry.

“We are pleased to honour these exceptional individuals entering the Tire Industry Hall of Fame and receiving the Ed Wagner Leadership and Friend of the Industry awards,” said Mason Hess, incoming TIA president. “On behalf of the Association, we extend our congratulations and are honoured to recognise these amazing individuals who have proven themselves as key industry influencers.”

TIA will recognise the honourees at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel & casino, prior to the start of the Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas. This is a complimentary ticketed event, but advanced RSVP is required.


About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

Make sure you don't miss a single issue

Click here to subscribe and we'll make sure of it.