Press Release: 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced by ITRHFM

CHATTANOOGA, TN, April 3, 2019 — The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum today announced that it has completed the selection process for induction into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019.
John Coupland (Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom), Michael Cherry (Land O’Lakes, FL), Jamie Davis (Hope, British Columbia, Canada), George Kuntz (Bismarck, ND), Glenn Landau (Daytona Beach, FL), Quinn Piening (Fremont, CA), and Perry Shusta (Antioch, CA) were nominated by members of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum for their many contributions to the towing and recovery industry, their families and communities.
“Our Hall of Fame is not about single events or simply participating but is instead about celebrating those who have worked hard to support and grow our industry’s professionalism,” said Bill Gratzianna, President of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. “This year’s group of inductees is no exception in their work on behalf of the industry and their leadership inside and outside of the industry.”

The Class of 2019, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, in a ceremony to be held at 6pm on October 12th, 2019 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN. A full weekend of activities will be held to celebrate this year’s inductees. For more information on the induction ceremony, or to order tickets, contact the museum at 423-267-3132 or visit them on the internet at


The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Chattanooga, TN, houses an array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery. The rotating collection includes early equipment by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan, and Weaver. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have significantly advanced the industry. The Museum includes a theater, a library, and a gift shop selling souvenirs related to the towing industry. On the outside grounds is the Wall of the Fallen memorial, dedicated to towers who died in the line of service. The ITRHFM Survivor Fund assists the families of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of service by providing a uniform financial gift at the time of their loss. ITRHFM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations for its programs and operations from individuals, corporations and groups.

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