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Oct 24, 2019

Gerry Mead, Phillips Executive, to Participate in NACV Ask the Expert Workshop

Gerry Mead, Phillips Executive, to Participate in NACV “Ask the Expert” Workshop

Santa Fe Springs, CA (October 23, 2019) Gerry Mead, executive director of innovation, at Phillips Industries and Phillips Connect Technologies, is slated to participate in the “Best Use of Smart Technologies” workshop to be held as part of the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, GA October 28 – 31st.

The “Best Use of Smart Technology” session will explore how IoT and high-tech technologies can transform commercial vehicle maintenance practices. Mead will present how smart technologies can be leveraged to solve some of the trucking industry’s major issues. He will also discuss how these technologies will transform the future of vehicle repairs, leading to a lower TCO.

Mead has an extensive background in multi-faceted fleet commercial vehicle technologies and how best to use emerging technologies to gain operational advantages. He has a certificate in maintenance management from Kansas University and is a certified VMRS Specialist, ASE Medium/Heavy Duty Technician, and a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector.

In his current position with the Phillips Industries family of companies, including Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT), Mead is driving smart vehicle technologies and developing the company’s core advanced electrical and air brake system components to meet the demands of today’s commercial fleets. Immediately prior to joining Phillips, Mead served as senior vice president of equipment and maintenance for U.S. Express, Inc. He has worked previously for some of the major brands in the heavy-truck industry, including Yellow Freight, JB Hunt, Walmart Transportation, and a Navistar multi-line dealership. He has been recognized by numerous industry organizations for his drive for innovation and equipment best practices.

Phillips Connect Technologies provides telematics solutions for trailers, chassis, and containers that add fully integrated cargo and health monitoring (lights, brakes, and tires) to real-time GPS tracking. These telematic solutions give fleet managers the information they need to turn their assets faster and maximize driver productivity.

The one-hour NACV “Best Use of Smart Technologies” workshop is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 30th in A401 at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information (hotlink to

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/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others. Visit for more information.

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.

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