I have 44 years of business experience—including manufacturing, distribution and finance--the last 15 years of which have been in the automotive aftermarket. I own and run two SEMA member companies. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of SEMA, having taken Dr. Jaime Meyer’s seat when he became President of PRI. In SEMA, I served as Chair of the Scholarship Committee (now Student Program Committee), member of the SEMA PAC board, SEMA President’s Club, Chairman of the Person of the Year Task Force, member of The SEMA Businesswoman’s Network.
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The automotive aftermarket has welcomed me like no other industry. After decades of corporate and multi-industry experience I have found my fit. SEMA is the best trade organization I have ever been involved with. I believe in more than giving back, I believe that for a trade organization and its members to thrive they must integrate their efforts, working together for a common goal.
Never more important than now, we must activate our members, politicians, regulators, and enthusiasts to protect our industry for our employees, our youth and the products we love. I am prepared to do just that.
Passionate. Driven. Visionary. Just a few descriptors of the Kim Pendergast I have had the joy of knowing since she entered the industry 15 years ago. Her 25+ years of owning various manufacturing companies, understanding domestic & international logistics channels, and now owning Ventura, CA based Magnuson Superchargers, a 40-year SEMA member manufacturer, makes her an ideal candidate for the upcoming manufacturer seat on the SEMA BOD. As the Magnuson Supercharger owner/CEO, she has led the company through the CARB process, grown a long-term Toyota award winning relationship, and became the supercharger provider for GM’s COPO Camaro, adding depth to the value she can bring to the SEMA BOD table. In these uncertain times, I want you to know Kim Pendergast is representing our industry, the one I have dedicated my entire life to. Our industry needs, we need, her strategic and operational skills. I urge you to re-elect Kim Pendergast to the 2021 Board of Directors.
I would like to endorse Kim Pendergast for SEMA Board of Directors. My husband, Jerry, and I decided to put our company up for sale 10 years ago. We wanted the prospective buyer to take a real interest in the product and the employees. Kim has proven to be a worthy choice and has not disappointed us in any way. She has continued to be involved with SEMA from day one. Also, she has demonstrated leadership qualities, worked relentlessly and achieved amazing goals. Kim kept the Magnuson name and tradition alive over these past 10 years facilitating an admirable work ethic…and also has become a very special friend.
I would like to strongly endorse Kim Pendergast for the 2021 SEMA board of directors. I have known Kim many years and we have partnered on numerous projects. She is competent, confident, experienced, and qualified in many areas of the automotive business. I find Kim’s operational and strategic skills exceptional. These skills are essential to protect the future of our industry in these uncertain times. That is why I urge you to join me in re-electing Kim to the 2021 SEMA board of directors.
I have known Kim since 2016. I'm impressed with what she has accomplished in her short time on the board. She transformed the mission of the scholarship committee, she was a strong and consistent supporter of SEMA garage and strong member of the PAC board. I know I want her on the board fighting for me and for our industry.
I'm supporting Kim Pendergast for one of two open manufacturer seats. Kim is spot on when it comes to her views on legislation and regulation which, as you know, is becoming increasingly important once again. The politicians seem to keep trying to take away everything we hold near and dear and Kim is vigilant in her efforts to protect us from that. Please vote for Kim Pendergast for the manufacturer seat!
I have known and worked with Kim for over 40 years. I have seen her successfully perform in sales, operations, and financial roles. Kim has proven herself as CEO and owner of Magnuson Superchargers as well as an incumbent member of SEMA's Board. Her most impressive talent is her ability to recognize and strategically react to a changing business environment. It is hard to find superior operational and strategic skills in one executive, but that is what Kim has and is why she is the right person to return to the SEMA Board in this uncertain time for our industry. I urge you to re-elect Kim to the SEMA board.