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May 16, 2013

Phillips Industries Adds New Field Sales Personnel

Santa Fe Springs, CA (May 16, 2013) Phillips Industries has hired Brett Harlan as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Ryan Taylor as Central California Territory Sales Manager. They are being added to Phillips’ direct sales team to increase the company’s field representation supporting current and new customer requirements.


Brett joins Phillips Industries from Newell Rubbermaid where he was employed for nearly ten years, most recently as the Key Account Manager responsible for a $7 million business in tools, hardware and commercial products for top auto and construction accounts. He has also held sales and marketing positions for I/C Channel, NASCAR, Home Depot, and Walmart. Brett is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He lives in Charlotte, NC.


Prior to taking his new position at Phillips, Ryan was the West Coast Sales Manager for Ublighting, handling both OEM and aftermarket products with a focus on building relationships with fleet accounts. Past experience in the transportation industry includes sales at American Auto Restyling, Project Manager for Roadwire Automotive Innovations and Show Coordinator for Elite Automotive. Ryan has completed the Manheim Management Training Program. He will be relocating to San Francisco, CA.


“Brett and Ryan have both spent time in the field calling on fleets before joining Phillips. That’s important to us as we move to better serve our fleet customers along with our distributor base,” commented Randy Walker, Director Aftermarket Sales. “They are both eager to represent Phillips and we believe both will be assets to the company.”


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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 interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry.  Phillips is a major supplier and partner to many top OEMs around the world and is a first choice for top fleets.  They have manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and The Netherlands.  Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations.  Their manufacturing facilities have received the top quality accreditations including ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.