Ray Osika, vice president-Brantford Operations, has announced two key appoinments in the makreting team. Firstly, Randy Chupka has accepted the new position of director of marketing. Chupka will take on the additional responsibilities of managing the internal automotive staff in Brantford, Ont., as well as working closely with the regional sales managers to develop strategic plans and feasible tactics to continue to grow our business. Chupka will continue to report directly to Osika. Osika has also announced that Marc Alary has accepted the position of marketing manager and will report directly to Randy Chupka. Alary holds a CMA distinction and comes to Gates with considerable experience in the automotive aftermarket industry, including extensive and high level of experience at both Bestbuy and Carquest. He will work alongside existing marketing professional Sandy Wallace for who has elected to retire following a long tenure with the company.