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Aug 3, 2018

Phillips Connect Technologies Hires Cliff Creech as Business Development Manager

Phillips Connect Technologies Hires Cliff Creech as Business Development Manager

Santa Fe Springs, CA (August 2, 2018) Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT), a business of Phillips Industries, has hired intermodal industry veteran Cliff Creech as business development manager.

In his new position, Creech will primarily guide product and business development efforts for PCT’s intermodal products, including the newest, best in class technology – ChassisNet™. Creech’s 20-years’ experience within the intermodal industry, most notably with Norfolk Southern, will provide PCT with insights to ensure that ChassisNet™ meets the unique needs of intermodal operators for telematics systems that will reduce their overall costs and improve efficiencies.

“Cliff is a thought leader in the intermodal transportation industry who has recognized the tremendous value that telematics systems will bring to fleet maintenance, operations, and commercial managers. While the connected vehicle space is in its infancy, Cliff was an early adopter of technology while serving as the group manager of intermodal maintenance and contracts for Norfolk Southern Railroad; methodically utilizing aggregated data in order to drive substantial cost savings and efficiencies. His intimate knowledge of the intermodal industry will be key to our success with ChassisNet™,” commented Bill Ellis, managing director, Phillips Connect Technologies.

Creech started with Norfolk Southern in 1998 in their intermodal marketing department and quickly moved into increasingly responsible positions within the intermodal operations area of the company. Immediately prior to joining Phillips Connect Technologies, he was group manager of intermodal maintenance and contracts. He is a former chairman of IANA’s Maintenance & Repair Committee and an active member of IANA’s Operations Committee and IANA’s Maintenance & Repair Committee. Creech graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, NY in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and a commission in the United States Navy Reserve. He completed his MBA at the College of William & Mary in 2003.

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About Phillips Connect Technologies:

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) is a business of Phillips Industries. PCT is developing TrailerNet™ , an open, completely agnostic platform for consolidating all smart-trailer sensors (from any supplier) into one central hub, using one data plan to deliver alerts to the driver, and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams. The package of products is designed to communicate and integrate into one master channel of information gathered by smart-trailer components, capturing activities and conditions that fleets require to make sound operational and business decisions.

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.