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May 12, 2014

Phillips Industries Hires Director of Engineering

Phillips Industries Hires Director of Engineering
Santa Fe Springs, CA (May 12, 2014) Phillips Industries has hired Dave Lajeunesse as Director of Engineering.  He will be responsible for all Phillips engineering protocol, research and development and customer relationships.  He has extensive experience in the commercial vehicle industry developing and executing projects for manufacturing and equipment processes as well as product development. 
Dave’s background includes an overseas assignment in Japan where he developed expertise in continuous improvement processes using lean manufacturing and lean engineering strategies based on Toyota/World Class systems. Rob Phillips, President and COO commented, “Dave is a perfect fit to lead our engineering department today and for the future we have envisioned for our company.  His background, experience, innovative thinking, and personal attributes all meet the criteria for his new leadership position.  We welcome him to our company.”
Immediately prior to joining Phillips, Lajeunesse was Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Services for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.  Previous positions with Delphi Corporation, Packard Electric, where he spent twenty plus years, included an Ex-Patriate assignment as Japan Engineering Manager in Tokyo. 
Lajeunesse received his Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.  He is six-sigma green belt certified and continues his education through industry and company sponsored training programs.  He and his wife, Loree, are relocating to Southern California where Phillips Industries is headquartered. 
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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.  Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and The Netherlands.  Phillips maintains active memberships 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..