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Gates Carbon Drive Hires Veteran Bike Industry Engineer Wes Fleming

Published November 20, 2018

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DENVER (For immediate release, Nov. 20, 2018) – Gates Corporation has hired veteran bike and outdoor industry engineer Wes Fleming as a product development engineer in its Gates Carbon Drive bicycle division.


Fleming, who previously worked for nine years at Thule Canada as a senior design engineer for bicycle trailers and jogging strollers, will work on the growing line of Gates Carbon Drive sprockets, spiders and cranksets for the company's bicycle belt systems.

"Wes is a real can-do guy and his industry knowledge will be a great asset for Gates as we continue to diversify our product range to meet growing global demand for belt drives in our core pedal, electric, stationary and bike share markets," says Todd Sellden, Global Director of Gates Carbon Drive.

Prior to Thule, Fleming worked as a test laboratory and compliance engineer for Cycling Sports Group in Longmont, Colorado, overseeing testing of GT, Schwinn and Mongoose bicycles. He previously held engineering positions at Nautilus in Louisville, Colorado, with NASA's Wylie Laboratories at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and at the Keenan Consulting Group in Denver.

Fleming has a mechanical engineering degree from Colorado State University.

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