Gates Industrial Announces Appointment of L. Brooks Mallard as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
DENVER, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Industrial Corporation plc (NYSE:GTES), a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions, today announced that L. Brooks Mallard has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will join Gates effective February 24, 2020. He will be based out of Gates headquarters in Denver.
“Brooks has an impressive career and a track record of building and leading the finance function in both private and public companies,” said Ivo Jurek, chief executive officer of Gates. “We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to working with him as we continue to drive Gates forward,” he added.
Mr. Mallard joins Gates with broad experience in corporate and operational finance. Prior to Gates, Mallard was chief financial officer of Henniges, a global supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the automotive market. Prior to Henniges he was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Jeld-Wen where he helped take the company from being private equity held through an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. He also has held senior financial leadership roles with TRW, Cooper Industries, Thomas & Betts and Briggs & Stratton during his 25-year career. Mallard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers and to original equipment (“first-fit”) manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Gates products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners, and virtually every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries across four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India. More about Gates can be found at www.gates.com.
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