DENVER (Jan. 4, 2008) — Jeff Brekke has been named president of Gates Corp.'s North American Automotive Aftermarket Division.
Brekke, who has been senior vice president of Gates North American Automotive Aftermarket Sales Division since 2002, will oversee the firm's automotive aftermarket business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico along with Gates Inter-America. In addition, he'll be responsible for the Gates Australia operation where he served as managing director from 2003 to 2005.
Gates is part of Tomkins P.L.C.
Brekke began his career with Gates in 1980 as a member of the firm's sales force. During his 27 years with the company he has held a number of key management positions, including automotive regional sales manager, managing director of Gates New South Wales facility in Australia and eastern sales manager.