Deerfield Beach.Fl-Used Tire News.-Modern Tire Dealer reported online the death of longtime TRIB Director Harvey Brodsky.
From-Modern Tire Dealer

September 29, 2017

1. Harvey Brodsky, the Voice of Retreading, Dies at 81
Harvey Brodsky, the longtime managing director of first the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau and then the Retread Tire Association, has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.
From Modern Tire Dealer: Bob Ulrich

Harvey Brodsky Made a Lasting Impression on Retreading, the Tire Industry and Me
From Modern Tire Dealer: Bob Ulrich

Harvey Brodsky Made a Lasting Impression on Retreading, the Tire Industry and Me
“I write this upon hearing of the death of Harvey, who died of complications from lung cancer on Sept. 17 at the age of 81. With all the technology we have, news, at least bad news, does not always travel fast. He was an industry icon, truly the “Voice of Retreading” for 28 years as managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, or TRIB. He was a tireless conference speaker, exhibitor, promoter of retreading and refuter of negative publicity of the retreading industry. He received the American Retreaders Association Industry Leadership Award in 1991, only nine years into his role with TRIB. At his induction into the International Tire & Rubber Association Hall of Fame in 2000, he once again shared a life lesson: “If you find something you love to do, you never have to work a day in your life.”

From- Howard Levy

I met Harvey almost as soon as I entered the used tire wholesale/export business in the late eighties.I looked foward to our telephone talks and seeing him at tire conventions and seminars.He was one of the first people to come to used tire dealers to help us with our issues with others in the tire industry.He was one of two people who told us about the “Commerce Clause of the Constitution” when we had to challenge the government of Puerto Rico back in 1996.
Harvey was not only a gentleman and a scholar he was just a very smart nice guy.A true friend to the used tire industry, as well as the “Voice of Retreading”.No industry ever had a better man advocate their product the way Harvey did “Retreaded Tires”.He was selfless and tireless in his passion and efforts about Retreaded Tires,refuted negativity with positivity.He was a mentor and always was available to talk about whatever.As Bob from “Modern Tire Dealer” points out above a member of the “Tire Industry Hall Of Fame” along with a select few in the Tire Industry,yet a much deserved honor. So sorry I have to blog about this. RIP My Friend