MHEDA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Tom Buckley, founder and owner of Industrial Tires Limited, who passed away on January 14 at the age of 78. Buckley was a longtime veteran of the material handling industry, starting his career in the 1950s at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He started his own company, Industrial Tires Limited, in 1958. Mr. Buckley worked as CEO of the company until 1997, when he completed the sale of Industrial Tires Limited to the Cascade Corporation. “I’m certain that Tom would want to recognize the enormous contributions that were made by the dedicated employees of Industrial Tires Limited and to let them know how proud he was to represent the company and the products they produced,” says his son Tab. “His fingerprints will forever be on the solid tire technology that moves the world’s materials.” Mr. Buckley is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean; his sons, Tab, Sean and Robert; and his daughter Wendie.