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Feb 14, 2013

Phillips Industries Makes Personnel Announcements

Phillips Industries Makes Personnel Announcements


Santa Fe Springs, CA (February 14, 2013) Phillips Industries has announced the promotion of David Phillips to the position of Vice President New Business Development and the addition of Dennis Damman as National Fleet Sales Manager.


Dave Phillips has worked for Phillips Industries for sixteen years in positions of increasing responsibility including; operations, purchasing and sales. Prior to his latest promotion, Dave was General Manager of the Commercial Vehicle Products Division where he excelled leading the adoption of the company’s LEAN manufacturing system, which led to increasing efficiencies company-wide. In his new role, Dave will be working closely with Executive Management, OEM and aftermarket Sales, Marketing, and Operations to develop new customers and markets as well as to expand the company’s market share in North America.


Dennis Damman joined Phillips following a twenty year career in the commercial vehicle industry that includes Senior Executive positions at a major fleet and a chassis OEM. He was Director of engineering at Schneider National, Inc. for 20+ years and most recently, Dennis spent 5 years as Vice president of Engineering and Operations for Direct Chassis, Inc. Damman is a recognized contributor to the Technology and Maintenance Council of ATA and brings a strong engineering background to his new role with Phillips.


Bob Phillips, President and CEO commented on the two most recent personnel changes at his company “Dave has brought such enthusiasm to the roles we've asked him to undertake over the years, this promotion is well deserved and we expect continued success for him.” Regarding Dennis Damman Bob Phillips continued “because of our strong relationship with Dennis we couldn't pass up the opportunity to add someone with Dennis’ character and background to our company. Dennis understands the value of quality and he speaks the language of our fleet customers and that’s important as we find ways to constantly meet their needs”.


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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.