Continental Tire the Americas LLC has named Joerg Burfien president of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. He replaces John DeSalle, who is retiring after a 31-year career with Hoosier. Burfien, who joined Continental in 1998, most recently served as head of global standards and regulations for Continental’s tire division globally. Previous positions with Continental include head of platform development tires.
He also led Continental Tire the Americas’ research and development organization from 2006 to 2010.
“Not only does Joerg bring the technical expertise and leadership qualities required to lead Hoosier into their next chapter, but he also has a good understanding of the tire market from the variety of positions he’s held over the years,” says Dr. Jochen Etzel, chief executive officer of Continental Tire the Americas LLC and Hoosier.
“I am very much looking forward to joining the Hoosier team and being part of one of the largest racing tire organizations in the world,” said Joerg Burfien, president of Hoosier, which was acquired by Continental in 2016.