Eric Tetler began working at Windfield Alloy in 1994, and he bought the majority share of the company and moved the headquarters to Atkinson, New Hampshire, in 2007. Eric Tetler enjoys both coaching and playing soccer.
In January of 2017, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, announced that the World Cup soccer tournament will expand to host 48 teams in 2026. While critics claim that FIFA is doing this purely for revenue, Infantino insists that the move will energize the sport’s most coveted event by including more countries.
FIFA projects that an additional $1 billion will come from sponsorship, television contracts, and ticket sales in just the first expanded tournament. Those opposed to the increased size complain that nearly 25 percent of the 211 national teams will participate in the event, and the many of the teams simply aren’t good enough to play in such a competition.
Previous increases in team participation occurred in 1982, when the tournament grew from 16 to 24 teams, and again in 1998, when it adopted the current level of 32.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.