Gates makes aftermarket leadership changes


The Gates Corp. says it has named Jeff Brekke executive vice president of the company’s global aftermarket business, in addition to his current role as president of North America aftermarket.

The company also announced Jack Ramsey will become senior vice president, North America aftermarket with responsibility for day-to-day management of North America aftermarket business.

Brekke has 33 years of aftermarket industry leadership experience working with Gates customers in global operating environments and will continue to shape the direction of the business in his expanded role.

Ramsey has served in numerous leadership roles since joining Gates in 1993, most recently as sales and divisional vice president. In that role, he had responsibility for the Gates business relationship with National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), Genuine Parts Co. and Quaker City Motor Parts.

Ramsey has also held a variety of senior management roles as Gates Western sales manager and product group manager. He has extensive experience and background in sales, marketing and product management within Gates’ automotive aftermarket and fluid power divisions. Ramsey is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in marketing.

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