Gates Corporation & the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Name Andreas Miller Technician of the Year

Out of More Than 200,000 Automotive Service Professionals, Miller Earned Top Honors in the Master Automobile & L1 Technician Category

Denver, CO, November 17, 2011 --( Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced in collaboration with the National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) that Andreas Miller of Longmont, Colo. is the 2011 Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year.

ASE, a non-profit organization established to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals, partnered with 37 Original Equipment Manufacturers and Aftermarket industry sponsors, including Gates, to recognize outstanding technicians. Award winners in Auto, Truck and Collision categories were selected based on their ASE certification test scores, on-the-job excellence and community service.

Out of thousands of ASE technicians who competed for top honors within the Master Automobile & L1 Technician category, Miller prevailed. He and other technicians will be honored by ASE at the annual Fall Awards Banquet held this Nov. 16, 2011 in Charlotte, N.C.

Miller works as the lead technician at Stonum Automotive in Longmont, Colo. and has been employed there for the last six years. He was a sergeant in the United States Army and served in Panama, Kuwait and Iraq. Miller currently balances a busy work schedule with attending college classes, as he has set his sights on a future career as an engineer.

Miller and his wife Maureen Williamson-Miller have two children, Brendan Williamson and Danielle Miller. A true Renaissance man, Miller enjoys remodeling his home, playing hockey, golfing, hunting, bike riding, collecting World War II models, playing chess and woodworking in his free time. He is also working on his favorite car, a 1966 Mustang.

For more information, please contact Mari Jane Panek at 303.744.4533.

About ASE
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. Today, there are more than 350,000 ASE- certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit the Web site at

About Gates Corporation
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 30 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins Ltd., which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex Corporation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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