Who I Am

My name is Kim Pendergast, and I’m running for re-election to the SEMA Board of Directors. I have been the CEO and Owner of Magnuson Superchargers for 10 years.

I have been around the block enough times to acquire both scars and, I hope, wisdom. I am a serial entrepreneur with 44-years of experience in business and 15 years in the automotive aftermarket. I am an experienced board member and passionate volunteer, having served on five boards in the automotive industry.

I am excited about this industry and its future, the businesses who make it dynamic and fun, the employees who put their hearts into every part and the service it requires, and our customers – enthusiasts extraordinaire.

I was raised in Indiana, live in CT with my husband, and work in Ventura, CA.

Why am I running
for re-election?

With decades of entrepreneurial experience, including over 15 years in the automotive aftermarket, I bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the table. As the CEO and owner of Magnuson Superchargers, I understand the importance of safeguarding our industry from increasing regulatory pressures. I'm committed to advocating for our industry's interests through SEMA and ensuring a strategic and robust response to mounting rules and regulations from Washington. Your vote for me in this election would be greatly appreciated.


In 47 years, I have built and run companies in 5 unique industries. In the past 18 years I have had the absolute joy of working on everything from NASCAR Cup engines for Dodge to Superchargers for Toyota and COPO Camaro for GM. I have served on 14 Boards, 5 in the automotive aftermarket.


We must lean into, in fact embrace, new technology while influencing its regulatory implementation to ensure the aftermarket is not banned from playing a role in the future modification and development of vehicles. We must activate enthusiasts in the fight for their FREEDOM to choose their vehicles and their right to modify them.


I’ve been a SEMA member since 2004, served on the SEMA Board and SEMA PAC. I have supported SBN, and Chaired the Scholarship (Now the Student Program) Committee. I have participated in numerous educational panels for SEMA.

Why I’m Running


Protecting these rights is crucial, as their collective influence can sway election outcomes. This significant group embodies a powerful electoral force, highlighting the need for SEMA to advocate effectively for their interests and ensure their impact is recognized in political arenas. Key: Ocean Dunes Litigation successful, State has appealed, Challenging EPA/CA waiver, ORBA Administrative Appeal responding to MOAB Trail Closures. Created Super Pac, Fighting Noise Ordinances TN; Fighting Georgia Lift Law.


Transforming SEMA from merely a tradeshow into a community fosters a stronger, more connected industry network, where members collaborate, share insights, and drive collective progress, ensuring SEMA’s role as a hub for innovation and partnership in the automotive sector.


Diversity in application showcases the broad spectrum of vehicles and their uses,
emphasizing the importance of accommodating various needs in the automotive sector. SEMA’s role is to protect this diversity, ensuring that all types of vehicles and uses are represented and supported in industry policies and practices.


Leveraging resources to engage the SEMA community more effectively strengthen
connections, enhances knowledge sharing, and drives innovation, ensuring that SEMA
remains at the forefront of supporting and advancing the automotive industry.

Scooters Brothers

Kim has been an invaluable asset to SEMA, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication to the table. As the owner of Magnuson Superchargers, Kim has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of the automotive aftermarket industry. Kim’s previous terms as a SEMA director have been marked by tireless commitment and significant contributions to the organization’s mission. Her insights and strategic vision have helped guide SEMA through various challenges and opportunities, ensuring its continued success as the leading voice of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Scooters Brothers
President, Driven Racing Oils

Daniel Gresham

It is my pleasure to again endorse Kim Pendergast for the Board of SEMA. I have known Kim for over 30 years and I continue to be impressed by her intelligence, creativity and high moral standard. It is obvious to all that our industry is changing in a variety of ways. Some of these changes will present significant challenges to many industry participants. We need Board members who not only know the industry, but who can react creatively with purpose and energy to the inevitable challenges we will face. Kim is that kind of person and I believe that she will continue to be a significant asset to the Board and to SEMA members in general.

Daniel Gresham
Daniel Gresham Former SEMA Secretary Treasurer, former SEMA Board member, ongoing member of the Investment Committee, and founding Board member of the SEMA Data Co-op

Russel Stephens

My name is Russell Stephens and I am endorsing Kim Pendergast for the SEMA Board of Directors. I spent over 40 years in the automotive aftermarket and during that time spent 25 years volunteering for SEMA including serving three terms on the SEMA Board of Directors. Kim is a unique individual who brings tremendous value to the Board. Why vote for Kim? Kim is an entrepreneur who started 5 businesses, she sits on multiple corporate Boards and is a sitting SEMA Board member now, Kim loves this industry and has been the owner of Arrington Engines before becoming CEO of Magnuson, being on the Board requires a consensus builder. Kim has an extensive network of relationships and has the rare ability to explain her viewpoint and get buy-in from the rest of the directors, simply put, Kim is good for our industry. I endorse Kim Pendergast for the SEMA Board of Directors.

Russel Stephens
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Pertonix Performance Brands

Rose Kawasaki

It takes a unique individual to volunteer their time and serve as a Board Member of a Non-Profit Trade Association. Kim has a proven record of building successful businesses and represents SEMA and its Member Companies unequivocally by her knowledge and dedication to our Industry and its future. Having served alongside Kim, I have witnessed first-hand that she is one of the first ones to roll up her sleeves to protect our Members’ rights, especially as it pertains to Legislation and Regulation. She is the right choice at the right time. I support Kim in her re-election to the SEMA Board of Directors and hope that you will vote for her too.

Rose Kawasaki
Retired Vice President, Exports International LLC, Creative Director of Car Guy Adventures LLC

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