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Apr 24, 2019

Bill Ellis Promoted to President of Phillips Connect Technologies

Bill Ellis Promoted to President of Phillips Connect Technologies

Santa Fe Springs, CA (April 24, 2019) Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has promoted Bill Ellis to president.

Ellis joined Phillips Connect Technologies in 2017 as managing director of the newly formed company. Since taking the helm, Ellis has been instrumental in leading the effort to create the first truly open platform for intelligent trailers, chassis, and containers. He directed the essential formation of important supplier partnerships and oversaw the recent acquisition of Connected Holdings, LLC in Newport Beach. PCT has developed a telematics product portfolio designed to communicate and integrate into one master channel of information about components, activity, and conditions that fleets require to make sound operational and business decisions.

“This is the first time in our 91-year history that we’ve had a non-Phillips family member earn a president’s title,” stated Rob Phillips, CEO of Phillips Connect Technologies. “Bill has earned that milestone through his incredible work ethic and the inspiration he extends throughout the organization. Bill has been the primary catalyst and driver responsible for most of our forward progress at PCT. We have a very exciting future ahead of us, and are in good hands with Bill leading the charge!”

Prior to joining Phillips Connect Technologies, Ellis forged his career by launching multiple start-up companies as well as overseeing international investments and business strategy deployment. He earned a BA in Government Studies from Cornell University and his MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School. Ellis is a US Navy veteran.

About Phillips Connect Technologies:

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) is a stand-alone company within the Phillips Technologies Group portfolio of companies. PCT has developed industrial IoT sensor interface technology that is being widely deployed in the commercial transportation space. These open system platforms consolidate smart components onto one central hub, using one data plan to deliver actionable alerts to the driver, and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams. The products are designed to improve overall safety and security, reduce costs in fleet maintenance and dramatically enhance fleet asset utilization. Product platforms include TrailerNet™, ContainerNet™, and ChassisNet™. Visit for more information.

About Phillips Industries:

Since 1928, Phillips Industries has been recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including American Trucking Association, SAE, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others. Visit for more information.