TMC Silver Spark Plug Al "The Tire Doctor" Cohn died April 28, 2021. He was 66 years old.
Alan E. Cohn, of North Canton, was born in Chicago, IL to David and Yvonne (Levy) Cohn, and following graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he moved to Akron where he entered a lifelong career in the Commercial Truck Tire Industry, most recently with Pressure Systems International. His career provided ample opportunity for travel, and Alan enjoyed expanding business travel with family, and it enabled them to travel to several unique locations over the years.
Cohn was a long-time TMC member and a fixture in the Council’s S.2 Tire & Wheel Study Group, chairing many task forces and serving on many more. He was instrumental in the development of TMC’s portfolio of tire-related recommended practices and industry references such as the Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide. He was awarded TMC’s highest honor — The Silver Spark Plug — in 2001.