Ian Palmer 1947 – 2005
It is with sadness that Tyres & Accessories learnt of the passing of Ian Palmer, advertising manager of Retreading Business. Ian died suddenly on 22 September, aged 58, while working with colleagues in Belgium. He leaves a son, Stuart, and a daughter, Louisa.
Ian Palmer had played an instrumental part in the foundation of Retreading Business, joining when it started in 1996. The success of the publication was “as much down to him as it was me,“ the magazine’s publisher, David Wilson commented. “He and I were the two faces of the business…it’s a big shock, a sad loss,” he added.
Before joining Retreading Business, Ian Palmer was responsible for advertising and promotions at well-known companies including Firestone and Chessington Tyres. He had also been involved with the publication of the NTDA yearbook for over 10 years.
A well-known and popular member of the tyre business, Ian Palmer’s passing has prompted numerous messages of condolence and charity donations from within the industry.