Additionally, VMS has announced the winners of two Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tyre retreading and tyre recycling industries respectively, selected by a voting committee managed by the respective editors of Retreading Business and Tyre & Rubber Recycling.
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Tyre Retreading Sector was Hans-Jürgen Drechsler, the former Technical Director of BIPAVER, whilst the equivalent award for the Tyre Recycling Sector was awarded to Valerie Shulman, General Secretary of ETRA.
“We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our winners and nominees,” said David Wilson. “We were particularly pleased to note that the twenty award winners hail from five different continents, thereby emphasising and validating the global nature of the Recircle Awards. The excellence of all our award nominees has helped illustrate the vital and significant way in which the tyre retreading and recycling industries contribute towards the Circular Economy.
“We would also like to express our gratitude to our main sponsors Autopromotec, Trophy Sponsors Marangoni, Silver Collaborators Kal Tire and Bronze Collaborators Kraiburg, Tech, Salvadori and Vipal for their generous support of this event,” he added. “We look forward to engaging with the market once again later this year, when we launch the Second Edition of the annual Recircle Awards for 2022.”