Gates Corporation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Name Brett Conner Technician of the Year

Out of more than 150,000 automotive service professionals, Conner earned top honors in the Master Automobile & L1 Technician category.

Denver, CO, November 14, 2012 --( The Automotive Aftermarket division of Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced in collaboration with the National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) that Brett Conner of El Paso, Texas, is the 2012 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 38 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.

Conner bested thousands of ASE technicians who competed for top honors within the Master Automobile & L1 Technician category. He and other technicians will be honored by ASE at the annual Fall Awards Banquet held this November 13th and 14th in San Antonio, Texas.

Conner has owned Bob’s Big Boys Toys in El Paso, Texas for 20 years and has been a technician for 34 years. He first became interested in the automotive services when he was 14 years old working for his dad’s full-service gas station. He credits the enjoyment he feels fixing cars and helping others as why he became a technician.

Conner has been married to his wife Fab for nine years. He has three children, Amaris Barker, Gary Ussery, and Franky Burciaga. When he’s not at his shop, he is a martial arts instructor, volunteer bible educator, and enjoys restoring Mustangs, walking his dogs, spending time at the gym, and riding motorcycles and bicycles.

For more information about the ASE Technician of the Year program please contact Kent Van Oort at 303.744.4393.

About Gates Corporation
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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