2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony Successful

Sep 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. Photos courtesy of the ITRHFM:

September 18, 2012/CHATTANOOGA, TN – The museum is proud to announce that we have successfully completed our 27th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and it was the best attendance in the last ten years. We inducted ten outstanding industry leaders and are proud to add them to our elite group of Hall of Famers.

The following individuals were inducted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga. Robert G. Birrell, Jr. (Kinsman, Ohio), Paul M. Bressi (Olympia, Washington), Darrell H. Mansfield (Cheshire, England), Michael P. McGovern (Knoxville, Tennessee), Nicholas J. Ovenden (Ashford, Kent, England), Alex Robb (Glasgow, Scotland), Jeffrey P. Roskopf (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin), James Satterfield (Sikeston, Missouri), Robert E. Schatzman, Jr.-Deceased (Spring Hill, Florida), and Robert Sommers-Deceased (Canoga Park, California).

The weekend kicked off with a Hall of Fame Reunion held at the museum and hosted by Jerry Holmes and Dave Jones and sponsored by Miller Industries. The turnout for this event was tremendous. The events continued on Friday evening with yet another record crowd for the Friday Night Fundraising Fiesta that was graciously sponsored by Jerr-Dan Corporation. It started as a warm reception for our incoming inductees and silent auction which was quickly turned into a live auction on several of the items.

On the morning of Saturday, September 15 we also held our 6th Annual Name Unveiling Ceremony for the Wall of the Fallen. It was, as always, a solemn occasion, but the weather was beautiful as we added yet another 34 names to the memorial wall.

The highlight of the eventful weekend was the Saturday evening Induction Ceremony that was a complete sellout and despite the full house it seems that everyone had a good time.

The closure to the weekend was a nice breakfast at the DoubleTree that was co-sponsored by Landoll Corporation and NRC Industries.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for each event, and we send our congratulations to the Class of 2012. If you weren’t in attendance this year, let’s just say you missed something special.