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Ten Students Receive GAAS Scholarships Supported By Gates Corp.

Gates increased its support of the industry scholarship fund in 2012 to $10,000 from $8,000 in honor of Pete Kornafel, GAAS Scholarship Committee chairman, and his wife, Annie.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Thanks to the generous support of Gates Corp., 10 students pursuing automotive aftermarket careers will receive Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships. Gates increased its support of the industry scholarship fund in 2012 to $10,000 from $8,000 in honor of Pete Kornafel, GAAS Scholarship Committee chairman, and his wife, Annie.
 
“Gates is proud to invest in our industry’s future and support these worthy recipients of the GAAS scholarships this year,” said Jeff Brekke, president, North American Aftermarket, Gates. “It is an honor and privilege for us to support the GAAS Scholarship Fund and to recognize Pete and Annie Kornafel’s dedication and unselfish spirit with this initiative.”
 
These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to advance their education, either at two-year vocational/technical colleges or four-year colleges and universities. This year’s recipients of Gates-sponsored scholarships are:
 
•Charles Bayley, Ellenboro, N.C.
•Corey Estrada, Waleska, Ga.
•Brandon Kennedy, Norwood, Colo.
•Maxwell Lane, Clarkston, Mich.
•Christopher Marez, Pueblo, Colo.
•David Messenger, Lanham, Md.
•Juan Ramos, Rocky Ford, Colo.
•Devin Ramseyer, Penrose, Colo.
•Luke Shelly, Palos Hills, Ill.
•Christopher Weiss, Batavia, Ill.
 
For more information on the GAAS scholarship program, visit www.AutomotiveScholarships.com.
 
The annual two-day Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. For more information, visit www.globalsymposium.org.

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