Michael Tackenberg has been appointed as the new president of PFI, the well-known footwear testing laboratory in Pirmasens, succeeding Ralph Rieker, who was president of the institute for the past 16 years. Maximilian Müller was elected as first vice president and Jörg van Elten as second vice president. Dr. Kerstin Schulte, chief executive officer of PFI, thanked Rieker was his engagement and contribution. Rieker remains in the management board of the institute.