Firewire announced today that Bert Burger is no longer with the company.
Through his passion and expertise, Bert has been an important member of the team that created the Firewire brand and FUTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY, the award winning combination of parabolic balsa rails, dual density EPS core and epoxy resins.
Bert’s passion will now be directed toward his original surfboard brand, Sunova.
When asked to comment, David Cross, Firewire’s Global CEO said, “Bert is an amazing talent and returning to his roots will provide an opportunity for him to pursue a new direction without the constraints that a business of our structure requires.” He went on to add, “We have fully integrated FUTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY into our production processes and we are confident that Firewire will continue to build innovative, high performance surfboards.”
Hopefully this means he will be free to post here more often and without the constraints of a PR person looking over his shoulder all the time. If nothing else, his work with Firewire has legitimized to the masses what he has been doing with Sunova for all these years. He'll probably just have a 2 year wait now for his boards as opposed to 1 year. Good on ya Bert, hope all is well.