A former Battlefords resident has received a prestigious honour from the tire industry recently.
Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire, was inducted to the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Hall of Fame in Las Vegas Nov. 4.
Hesje grew up in North Battleford before going to the University of Saskatchewan. He joined Fountain Tire in 1992 and became vice president of marketing in 1995 and CEO in 2005.
Hesje is also a board member of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club and served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
The TIA Hall of Fame Award is considered the highest distinction in the tire industry, recognizing individuals who made significant contributions to the growth and development of the industry.
“The Hall of Fame Award recognizes amazing individuals who have proven themselves as key industry influencers,” says Roy Littlefield, TIA CEO, in a statement. “Mr. Hesje sets the example of an exceptional leader who has not only grown his business in strides, but has also given back to the industry, to the business community and to his local community.”
“It is an honour to be recognized by my peers in the tire industry, and to bring this award back to Canada on behalf of our store partners across the country and our corporate office team in Edmonton,” said Hesje in a news release. “I’ve always believed Fountain Tire’s collaborative, partnership-based approach has been integral to our success. It has also allowed us to evolve as a company and to give back in meaningful ways to the communities where we live and work.”