Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award Presented to Gates’ Bobby Bassett

May 28, 2014
Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award Presented to Gates’ Bobby Bassett

Bassett is honored for his commitment to automotive aftermarket training, education, and excellence.


May 22, 2014

DENVER, Colo. – The Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, today announces that National Training Manager for the automotive aftermarket division, Robert (“Bobby”) Bassett, received the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award yesterday at the 2014 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium held in Chicago, Ill.

The Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award is given annually to the person, educational institution or company that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American automotive aftermarket. The award was named in honor of Mort Schwartz, founder of the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, which uses proceeds from each year’s events to fund a scholarship program for students pursuing education and careers in the automotive aftermarket. Nominations for this award are accepted and evaluated by the Auto Care Association Education Committee.

Bassett is being recognized for his recent accomplishments in the training arena-- including the Gates Tools for Schools Program, an industry-wide initiative to provide support for automotive instructors, the Gates Performance Center, an e-learning site that provides video and other training support for Gates employees, customers, technicians and students, and his work for introducing “Inside AAPEX”, a program to encourage instructors to attend AAPEX.

“It is a huge honor to receive this award,” said Bassett, “Hopefully this award will provide industry insight as to the needs of the educators along with their students. After all, they will be the ones repairing cars in the future and we want to make sure they have the latest information at their fingertips.”

› Gates National Training Manager Robert Bassett received the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award.
› Bassett received the award for his work and dedication for advancing the Tools for Schools aftermarket educational program for the educators.
› Bassett has been a dedicated Gates employee since 1999.

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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.

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