DEARBORN, Mich.—Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc., is among a group of four to be selected for induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn.
The 2014 Induction & Awards Ceremony will take place at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., held in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of America automotive exhibition on July 27. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the hall of fame.
Crain is Editor-in-Chief of Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Autoweek and Crain's Detroit Business. The Automotive Hall of Fame also recognized him for his leadership and active participation in numerous civic and industry organizations.
Joining Crain will be industrialist and engineer Ferdinand K. Piech, customer satisfaction pioneer J.D. "Dave" Power III, and the late designer and visionary Alex Tremulis.
Piech is an Austrian business magnate, engineer and executive who serves as the chairman of the supervisory board of the Volkswagen Group. The hall of fame said among his accomplishments, he is credited with evolving and growing Audi, considered among the finest lines of automobiles in the world.
Power is the founder of J.D. Power and Associates and established an empirical basis for measuring automotive customer satisfaction.
Tremulis began his career as a member of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg design team without any formal training in art or engineering, the hall of fame said. Among his contributions were applying aerodynamic principles of streamlining to the automobile.
The Automotive Hall of Fame said its inductees have impacted the development of the automobile and the motor vehicle industry significantly. Inductees are recognized for their individual achievements, innovations, and historic contributions. It has honored nearly 800 men and women from around the world.