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Sep 1, 2020

Phillips-Europe Adds European Sales Director to Support Market Expansion

Santa Fe Springs, CA (September 1, 2020) Phillips-Europe, a strategic business unit of US-based Phillips Industries, has hired Grzegorz Handzlik as European sales director.  In his new role, Handzlik will focus on building the Phillips brand of 24v electrical and air brake system components and gaining new business throughout the Eurozone with products developed and produced to meet the demands of this market.
Before joining Phillips Europe, Handzlik spent more than two decades in the automotive industry.  As part of the General Motors European sales & marketing team, he launched the Opel Mokka in the European market. Later, leading the Opel Poland sales department, his team doubled Opel sales in Poland in 2013 – 2017. His last position at Opel was managing director, Opel Poland. Throughout his 25-year automotive career, his hard work and dedication have resulted in professional advances.  Handzlik holds a Master of Economics from Cracow Economics University and is fluent in Polish, English, and German.
“We are lucky to have convinced Grzegorz to join our company,“ remarked Pete Joy, president of the Management Board of Phillips-Europe.  “With his knowledge of the market, he will help us build our presence in Europe.  Phillips Industries is a known and respected commercial vehicle supplier in North America and we are looking forward to building on that to increase our position in Europe.  Grzegorz will direct our efforts in that regard.”
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-Europe

Phillips-Europe, a strategic business unit of US-based Phillips Industries, is the center of excellence for 24v commercial vehicle components for the European and worldwide market.   Today, Phillips-Europe manufactures, markets, and distributes air brake, electrical, and engineered composites from their centrally located facility in ?odz province, Poland, making it well-positioned to serve a variety of customers in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe and across the globe.  The Phillips-Europe operation has achieved certification to IATF 16949:2016, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015. 

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