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Oct 17, 2017

Gerry Mead Joins Phillips Industries in Key Executive Role

Santa Fe Springs, CA (October 17, 2017) On October 16, Gerry Mead joined Phillips Industries as executive director of innovation..

In his new role, Mead will draw on his valuable experience in fleet maintenance and advanced technology deployment to direct and implement Phillips product innovation initiatives and meet the challenges of future trucks and trailers.

Prior to taking on his new position at Phillips Industries, Mead was executive vice president of maintenance at US Xpress. While there, he was instrumental in the fleet’s adoption of truck and trailer technologies and maintenance practices that reduced their total cost of vehicle ownership, improved the driver experience and made significant improvements that advanced safety. Before joining US Xpress, Mead held maintenance positions of increasing responsibilities at JB Hunt, Walmart, and PAM Transport.

“We remain focused on continued market leadership in the product categories which we service today, and on driving constant innovation. Our connected vehicle technologies are designed with collaboration in mind, and we’re building momentum by expanding our list of supplier-partners with sensors and components that work on our platform” stated Rob Phillips, president and COO. “Gerry has demonstrated through our longstanding relationship with him that he understands our objectives, and more importantly, he has the skills, hands-on experience, and industry relationships to add tremendous value. We are very excited to have Gerry leading such an important part of our business.”

Mead is recognized in the industry for his pursuit of new and improved technologies. In 2016, he was a recipient of HDT’s “Innovator of the Year” Award and just recently he was named as Tennessee Trucking Association’s “Maintenance Professional of the Year.” Gerry is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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About Phillips Industries:
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is 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 TMC, SAE, 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