Racing & Performance Holdings Announces Appointment of Mark Finnie as CEO

Few will know the name Racing & Performance Holdings, but the firm is the parent to some of the biggest names in performance aftermarket parts, namely Vortech and Paxton Superchargers, RaceTec Pistons, Air Flow Research (AFR) – who just so happened to reveal some pretty cool cylinder heads for G3 Hemis at this year’s SEMA show – and Scat Crankshafts.

Just this week, Racing & Performance Holdings announced the appointment of Mark Finnie as its newest chief executive officer (CEO). This is big news, as Finnie is no neophyte to the world of making muscle cars go faster, as Finnie’s resume is rather extensive, including  serving as the president and CEO of Pertronix Inc, founder of Forge-Tec Wheels & Accessories and as vice president of Weld Racing.

Here’s the original press release:
Racing & Performance Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Finnie, a seasoned automotive industry veteran, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization. This strategic move is part of R&P’s vision to implement a new organizational design aimed at capitalizing on growth opportunities within our performance brands. The realignment is strategically positioned to enhance the company’s ability to serve the performance aftermarket, reinforcing our commitment to excellence.

Mark Finnie brings a wealth of experience to his new role, with a track record of success in various leadership positions within the automotive industry. His notable achievements include serving as a Division President for Motorsport Aftermarket Group for both Vance & Hines and Performance Machine. President and CEO of Pertronix Inc, Founder of Forge-Tec Wheels & Accessories and as Vice President of Weld Racing. Throughout his professional journey, Mark has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills that have consistently improved business productivity and revenue.

“As Racing and Performance continues its growth through innovative products and strategic acquisitions, the addition of Mark Finnie to our business comes at a perfect time. Mark is familiar with working with multiple companies and different channels of distribution, and we are excited to have him join our organization.”— Will Morris, Managing Director of Taglich Private Equity, LLC (“TPE”)

Beyond his impressive professional career, Mark’s passion for and involvement in automotive performance traces back to his early years. Growing up in Southern California, surrounded by the vibrant racing scene and a multitude of performance manufacturing, Mark developed a deep-rooted connection to the industry.

“I am excited to join Race & Performance Holdings and look forward to working closely with the operation and R&P teams at our brands as we look to grow and strengthen our position in the aftermarket performance industry. We look to further enhancing Scat, AFR, Vortech Superchargers, RaceTec Pistons and PROCAR Seating leading positions in the market by leveraging the company’s engineering expertise, coupled with our team’s automotive aftermarket experience and network.” — Mark Finnie, CEO

Racing & Performance Holdings is confident that Mark’s extensive experience and dedication to automotive performance will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s success in the dynamic and competitive aftermarket sector.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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