Magnuson Superchargers Shuffles Executive Team, Appoints New President

Oct 12, 2015

Michael Sitar, the former head of Advanced Supercharger Engineering at Eaton Corp., has been named president of Magnuson Superchargers. Sitar is now responsible for the company’s engineering, sales and marketing operations.

Matt Hately, formerly the executive vice president of marketing and sales for Magnuson, has left the company to head a start-up in the food industry.

Sitar joined Eaton as head of Advanced Supercharger Engineering when Eaton’s supercharger business was just beginning. He led the supercharger engineering team during every major program including Mercedes, Jaguar, GM and Audi, and has several supercharger patents to his name, according to Magnuson.

Tim Krauskopf, current chief information officer (CIO) of Magnuson, will now also serve as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

Krauskopf, who also is the head of quality for Magnuson, spent the past four years updating Magnuson to the TS16949 standard, and creating a more robust supply chain, according to the company.

Magnuson Superchargers was founded 40 years ago by Jerry Magnuson. Kim Pendergast, CEO and chairman of the company, purchased Magnuson Products from Jerry and Maureen Magnuson with a group of investors in 2010.