Gates Will Bring Top 3 'Deal of the Century' Finalists to AAPEX

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The finale to Gates Corp.’s “Deal of the Century” promotional event will take place at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas on Wed., Nov. 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. in booth number 4038. 

Three automotive repair professional finalists who participated in the program have been randomly selected as winners of a trip to Las Vegas for industry week and a chance at winning $100,000 at the live event.

The finalists are John Welker, swner of Texoma Fleet & Auto Repair of Wichita Falls, Texas; Marc Mondich, manager/wwner of K.M. Auto Care of Kennesaw, Ga.; and Charles Forehand, owner of Forehand’s Garage of Ada, Okla. 

This event will conclude the Gates Century Bucks promotional program that was designed to encourage professional service centers to make the right system repair recommendations for their customers. 

Participants earned entries in the Deal of the Century drawing by installing Gates belts, tensioners and accessory component kits in May, June or July of this year. 

Additionally, 100 participants won $100 gift cards. 

Gates reports over 100,000 participated in the program.

“We are thrilled by the participation in our Century Bucks promotion and how receptive professional technicians were to the overall system inspection and repair message,” says Todd Hack, vice president of automotive aftermarket.  “The Deal of the Century event will be an exciting opportunity to celebrate the success of this program and see our three finalists take a shot at winning $100,000.”

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries. For more information, see

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