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Jun 17, 2013

Phillips Industries’ President and CEO Reaches Fifty-Year Milestone

Santa Fe Springs, CA (June 17, 2013) Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries recently marked his fiftieth year associated with the commercial vehicle industry and the company founded by his grandfather in 1928. A luncheon was held in his honor at Phillips’ Santa Fe Springs, CA headquarters on May 16.


Bob began his career in 1963 when he joined Phillips Industries (then known as H.W. Phillips Company) as one of only two employees following a challenging period for the company. Through dedication, tenacity and passion for the business slowly the company began to turn and grow. In 1968 inspired by customer demands Phillips started manufacturing the first pre-assembled light cords. Over the following decades, Phillips Industries evolved from a North American parts distributor to a global manufacturer and supplier of creative, high quality electrical and air brake interface components providing cost effective solutions for commercial vehicle operators worldwide. From innovating and developing the first practical commercial coiled cable assemblies to dozens of innovative products seen on today’s high performance vehicles, Phillips has grown its reach to over 40 countries worldwide.


Not only has Bob made his mark at Phillips Industries but he has also been an active and respected member of the commercial vehicle community playing a significant part as past Chairman of the Heavy Duty Business Forum of MEMA. Phillips is an active participant of such organizations as TTMA, SAE and TMC. The company has distinguished itself as a producer of high quality parts is ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified and has been the recipient of the Daimler Master of Quality Award four of the past five years. On his fiftieth anniversary Bob Phillips emphasizes the future “Our company remains committed to the heavy duty transportation industry and is driven by its tag line – We make products that make a difference™””


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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.