Ex-MAG CEO to lead K&N Engineering

Tom McGann has been named chief executive officer of K&N Engineering. He brings more than 30 years of operating experience in the performance-driven consumer brand sector.

Most recently, McGann was the president and CEO of Spyder Active Sports, headquartered in Boulder, Colo. Prior to Spyder, McGann served as the president and CEO of Motorsports Aftermarket Group (MAG). McGann and his team dramatically grew the revenues of MAG via a combination of organic and acquisition growth.

During this period, Tom and Doug Hood (currently serving as K&N CFO) acquired and integrated numerous founder-owned, industry-leading brands such as Vance & Hines, Renthal, Performance Machine and Mustang Seats. Before joining MAG, McGann was the president of Burton Snowboards.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to lead K&N, a truly iconic brand,” McGann said. “The K&N management team is highly experienced, capable and has the scope to roll out multiple new initiatives. Gryphon investors has a fantastic track record investing in management, providing exceptional operating support and driving value for performance-oriented consumer brands,” McGann said.

McGann also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (

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