I am proud to endorse Kim Pendergast for the SEMA Board of Directors. I am a Professional Formula Drift Race Car Driver and have personally known her for 6 years. I believe she is very qualified for this position after experiencing her leadership firsthand at Magnuson Superchargers. With her extensive knowledge in the automotive field, corporate finance and years of industry experience I believe she will do a great job and be a valuable asset.Alec Hohnadell – Formula Drift Driver
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Kim Pendergast – SEMA Board of Directors
I have known and worked with Kim Pendergast for several years and it is my pleasure to endorse her for the SEMA Board of Directors. Serving 18 years as a past board member and past Chairman of the Board, I know what capabilities, energy and (board) experience are needed and Kim has them covered. Her industry knowledge, her tireless commitment and her love of the industry in my conclusion, make her more than just a candidate, she needs to be a sitting on the board.
Kim Pendergast has my vote.
– Rick Rollins
SEMA Past Chairman
SEMA Hall of Fame
MPMC Hall of Fame
Ventura, CA, (April 26, 2019) – Kim Pendergast, Owner and CEO of Magnuson Superchargers, respectfully requests support of SEMA members voting in the Manufacturer category.
Magnuson Superchargers has been a member of SEMA for 40 years. At Magnuson, Pendergast is responsible for daily operations and overall corporate infrastructure including engineering, testing, product development, marketing, sales, distribution and finance. Beginning with her earliest automotive career working in NASCAR®, she ran the daily operations of a business that built race engines and provided R&D for Dodge Racing. Before entering the automotive aftermarket, Kim was an entrepreneur; where she founded, funded and built five companies with two reaching $70 and $100 million in sales. She has worked in manufacturing and distribution both in the United States and Europe giving her a global perspective with respect to laws and regulations that inhibit competition. Collectively, her experience has given her a perspective on the unique challenges of businesses of all sizes from startups to large global corporations.
Kim Pendergast is often characterized as a serial entrepreneur, and she says her background has prepared her to champion issues important to our industry. If elected, her priorities are to protect performance rights, prepare SEMA members for a future full of change and opportunity, engage youth, and build enduring partnerships with government and OEMS.
On these issues and more, she will fight for the issues that affect manufacturers of all size and market focus.
Pendergast is a President’s Club member of the SEMA PAC board, currently working to defend industry causes. As chair of the SEMA Scholarship Committee she is working with the committee to actively engage high school and college age students in the performance aftermarket.
In 2019, Pendergast received the SEMA SBN Athena Woman of the Year award. Past community involvement and achievements include co-founding an elementary school for children with autism and being selected as one of 20 of the highest potential leaders in the United Sates to become a member of the first class of Henry Crown Fellows. She has served on eight boards in addition to Magnuson Superchargers’ including: Arrington Engines, Client Distribution Services (former division of Random House), National Art Museum of Sport, Learning Spring Elementary School (for children on the autistic spectrum), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Waters Global Forum, and Roton Point Sailing Association.
She says, “I am honored to have been nominated for the SEMA Board, and I sincerely ask for your vote of confidence this May when the online election opens May 14.”
For more information or to schedule a call (917.922.2278) for a more in-depth discussion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about her vision for SEMA her professional background and community involvement, go to kim4sema.com or connect with Kim on Facebook.
“I would like to strongly endorse Kim Pendergast for the 2019 SEMA board of directors. I have known Kim many years and worked with her on numerous projects, I find her to be very competent, confident, experienced, and very qualified in many areas of the automotive business, I know that Kim would be a great addition to the SEMA board of directors.”– Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering & The Lingenfelter Collection