I am owner, chairman and CEO of Magnuson Superchargers – a 40-year SEMA member – responsible for daily operations as well as overall corporate infrastructure, including engineering, testing, product development, manufacturing, international business, marketing, sales and distribution. I have worked closely and directly with CARB. I am the key driver for strategic planning and business development. Based out of the Magnuson Superchargers’ corporate headquarters in Ventura, CA, I also spend time at our Detroit offices.
My automotive career started in NASCAR, running the daily operations of a business building 300 race engines per year and providing R&D for Dodge Racing.
Before I was 45, I founded, funded and built 5 companies, 2 growing from zero to $70m and $100m in sales respectively each in less than 12 months. Earlier in my career I was part of small team who developed AT&T’s consumer strategy which I think I can leverage to advance SEMA’s goals.
I am proud of my accomplishments with Magnuson. We provide race, street, hot rod, and off-road superchargers with over 100 applications. We provide superchargers across the industries many brands and platforms – from GM, Ford, HEMI, Jeep, RAM, Audi, Mercedes, Lotus, and even the Hurricane. I am very proud of the strong partnerships we have built with OEMs. We have won the opportunity to provide superchargers to GM’s COPO Camaro designed specifically for NHRA competition. We maintained a successful 16-year exclusive relationship with Toyota as their only supercharger provider winning 2 quality awards. We have built a long term and successful relationship with Lotus.