2019 Awards Winners

The jury has returned its verdict, the votes have been counted, and the winners have been announced!

The 2019 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavour in the field of tire development and manufacturing – have been presented at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. Trophies were presented in seven categories during a gala dinner on 06 March, with the winners chosen by an independent, international panel of 31 tire industry experts (see below).

The awards are coordinated by Tire Technology International magazine, which is published by UKi Media & Events, the organiser of Tire Technology Expo. The full list of winners is below – look out for more information on the winners in the next issue of TTI!



Michelin

Tire Manufacturer

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Rudi Hein

Lifetime Achievement Award

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SRI – Sensing Core

Tire Technology

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Bridgestone – HSR

Environmental Achievement

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Test World

Tire Industry Supplier

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HF Group – ONE TBM

Manufacturing Innovation

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Chidambaram Subramanian

Young Scientist Prize

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2019 Judging Panel


Ken Albers Director, Automotive OEM Sales, Kenda Tires
Eric Amis Dean, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
Klaus Baltruschat Tire expert, TÜV SÜD
Anke Blume Chair of elastomer technology and engineering, University of Twente
Maik Brinkmeier Principal development engineer, Mechanics & Simulation, Continental
Stuart Cook Director of research, TARRC
Patrick De Keyzer Managing partner, DeKep
Jean-Claude Fauré R&D Executive Fellow, Passenger Car and Light Truck Tire, Michelin
Stefan Fischer Managing director, Product Technology, Giti Tire Europe
Romain Hansen Global Tire Performance Science, Goodyear
Rudi Hein Executive advisor, Standards and Regulations, Bridgestone Technical Center Europe
Gert Heinrich Senior professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering/Institute of Textile Machinery and Textile High Performance Materials Technology, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden
Kuninobu Kadota Fellow, Tire Research Division, Bridgestone
Kevin Kefauver Technical director, National Tire Research Center
Daniele Lorenzetti Chief technology officer, Apollo Tyres
Federico Mancosu Consultant, ex-Pirelli
Abilash Nair Senior materials development engineer, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres
Kozaburo Nakaseko Executive R&D advisor, Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Toshio Nishi Emeritus professor, University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jörg Nohl VP, maintenance and quality management, Tire Division, Continental
Bo Persson Research scientist, FZ Jülich
Lorenzo Pulici Engineering Manager, Pirelli
Jan Prins Technical Specialist Tyre Modelling & CAE, Jaguar Land Rover
Matt Ross Editor, Tire Technology International magazine
Ulf Sandberg Research leader, VTI
David Shaw Chief executive, Tire Industry Research
Gregory Smith Senior engineer, Goodyear
Saied Taheri Director, CenTiRe, Virginia Tech
Joe Walter Adjunct professor, mechanical engineering, University of Akron
Shunichi Yamazaki President, Intelligent Vehicle Research Institute
Chuck Yurkovich Senior VP, global research & development, Cooper Tire

Note: Judges are not permitted to vote in categories where they have a conflict of interest


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