Former Edelbrock executive Steve Zitkus joins the Legendary team as its new CFO, bringing over 30 years of financial and manufacturing experience to the company.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (October 18, 2019) – Legendary Companies – the holding company that includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel, MOR, Vintage Wheel Works, PS Engineering and Roadster Wire Wheel – announced today that it has appointed Steve Zitkus as its new Chief Financial Officer. Zitkus comes to Legendary Companies with over 30 years of experience most recently with Edelbrock Corporation where he served as its CFO. Zitkus will work with Legendary’s CEO Wade Kawasaki to guide the company through its continued growth and expansion.
“Steve is a fantastic addition to our team,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “He’s a passionate enthusiast who understands our industry and has strong financial experience having led large organizations to success. We are confident he will contribute to the continued growth and expansion of Legendary Companies”
Zitkus, a longtime finance professional, joined Edelbrock Corporation as in 2014 as its Chief Financial Officer and previously served as Financial Group Controller at Illinois Tool Works, a parts manufacturer and top tier supplier to automotive OEMs. Zitkus completed his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before beginning his career as a Certified Public Accountant.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve to the capable team at Legendary Companies,” said Phil Carpenter III, Co-Managing Partner of Irving Place Capital. “We are excited to continue building the leadership group as we execute against attractive opportunities to expand Legendary Companies through the addition of leading aftermarket businesses.
To learn more about Legendary Companies, visit www.legendarycompanies.com.
Legendary Companies, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the holding company comprised of leading manufacturers of collector car and motorcycle wheels and tires, which includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel, MOR, Vintage Wheel Works, PS Engineering and Roadster Wire Wheel. Legendary Companies is backed by investment firm Irving Place Capital and represents the breadth and scope of its current market segments while providing for greater opportunities for future expansion into new sectors.