Former Gates Rubber CEO Charles Gates Jr. dies at 84

Denver, Colorado–Charles Gates Jr., former chairman and CEO of Gates Corp. and Gates Rubber Co., died Aug. 28 at his home in Denver. He was 84.

Gates, the eldest son of Gates Corp. founder Charles Gates Sr., joined the firm in 1946 after working as a technical engineer at synthetic rubber producer Copolymer Corp. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was named vice president in 1951. He became president and chairman of the board in 1961, upon the death of his father, and subsequently led the company…

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