In General News
Earlier this week Performance Friction announced the sad news that their founder and CEO had passed away in a tragic road accident. Here at Co-ordSport, we wish everybody at PFC and those who knew Don our deepest condolences.
“To all our friends, colleagues, and customers in the Motorsports family:
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Don Burgoon, founder and CEO of Performance Friction Corporation, on September 12, 2015.
PFC has been restructured in accordance to continue onward and upward with Don’s vision and plan.
Mary Ann Burgoon continues her service on the Board of Directors and will serve as its Chairman. Effective immediately, Don’s chosen successor, Nina Burgoon, will assume Don’s day-to-day responsibilities as President of PFC.
Tom Davis has served PFC as its CFO and Don’s trusted financial advisor for over 25 years and will continue in that role. Tom will also serve PFC as its Executive Vice President.
Don worked tirelessly to build PFC into a dynamic force in this industry, and the management is unified in its commitment to continue with and fulfil Don’s vision for PFC.
It is difficult to summarize Don’s prodigious impact on all forms of Motorsports that PFC has been involved in. Since the mid 80’s, thousands of race wins and team and driver championships that Don’s company has supplied the hot end components to is unparalleled. The commitment to constant, innovative solutions to the market was one of Don’s many passions.
That vision and passion is deeply rooted in PFC’s business model and PFC will carry on Don’s legacy. We wish to thank all those who have contacted us as admittedly the outpouring has been both unprecedented and humbling.
On behalf of the PFC Family, Staff, and Friends,