Gates: New leader brings new style

Steve Jones, new plant manager for Gates Corporation, says he's always striving to listen and learn. He favors a coaching-mentoring approach as a team leader.



January 14, 2022 - 1:39 PM

Steve Jones is the new plant manager at Gates Corporation. Photo by Richard Luken/Iola Register

Steve Jones discovered early on a key trait common among the best leaders.

They listen, and learn.

“That’s step No. 1,” Jones said. “Learning the process. Without learning the process, I can’t make good decisions.”

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