Mr. DeSalle has over 30 years of experience in the tire industry with nearly 27 years of experience in various engineering and manufacturing responsibilities at Hoosier Racing Tire Corp (HRT). John earned his BSME at Kettering University and MBA from Indiana University. John worked at Cooper Tire as a Research Engineer and as a Tire Engineer in passenger tire product development and then began a career at HRT in 1989.
In 2009, he was named VP Engineering, primarily responsible for all Engineering functions along with corporate management responsibilities. In 2010, promoted to VP Engineering and Manufacturing, John’s responsibilities grew to include managing and directing Plant Engineering, Production Management, Safety Director and Training Coordinator for the entire corporation. He has recently been named president of Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation following the company's acquisition by Continental.
John is deeply involved in all of the companies’ insurance products and is responsible for the production facility located in Plymouth, IN, a vertically integrated Mixing and Tire Production facility in excess of 450,000 sq. ft. that is entirely devoted to small batch manufacturing of race tire products.
The production facility produces in excess of 1,400 unique race tire products, at any specific time as many as 40 different SKU’s are being produced.
P.O. Box 538
Lakeville, IN 46536