The Gates Corporation Announces Aftermarket Leadership Changes

Jun 27, 2013

Gates appoints Jeff Brekke as Executive Vice President of Global Aftermarket and Jack Ramsey as Senior Vice President of North America Aftermarket.

Contact: Kent Van Oort


  • Brekke and Ramsey will assume expanded leadership roles at The Gates Corp.
  • Brekke has 33 years of Aftermarket industry experience.
  • Ramsey has extensive experience and background in sales, marketing, and product management within Gates Automotive Aftermarket and Fluid Power divisions.


DENVER, Colo. – The Gates Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, has named Jeff Brekke as 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.

“I am pleased to have Jeff and Jack assume expanded leadership roles for the company,” said James Nicol, Chairman and CEO of Gates. “They bring extensive Aftermarket knowledge and experience to the organization and will be tremendous assets to Gates as we continue to focus on meeting our global financial objectives, expanding our product offerings, and creating aggressive and strategic customer growth initiatives.”

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 Company, 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.

“Throughout his career, Jack has demonstrated solid leadership skills with a strong track record of generating deliverables that help make our company and customers successful,” said Jeff Brekke, EVP Global Aftermarket. “I’m looking forward to working with Jack to increase growth and development opportunities across the business.”

Ramsey has relocated to the greater Denver, Colo. area from Atlanta, Ga. He will office out of Gates worldwide headquarters in Denver.

For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Kent Van Oort at 303.744.4393.

About The Gates Corporation

The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.

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