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Jan 12, 2011

Phillips Industries Promotes Rob Phillips to VP Global Operations

Rob Phillips Promoted to Vice President of Global Operations for Phillips Industries

Santa Fe Springs, CA (January 12, 2011) Phillips Industries has promoted Rob Phillips to Vice President of Global Operations. Phillips started with the company fifteen years ago and has been instrumental in the dynamic growth Phillips Industries has seen in the last decade. He introduced lean disciplines and increasing employee participation in problem solving to dramatically improve production levels at all Phillips operations. Under his leadership, Phillips has consolidated three locations into one state-of-the-art facility in Santa Fe springs, California added their company-owned Canadian Warehouse in Toronto, relocated a factory from Dallas, Texas to Saltillo, Mexico, and opened Shanghai Phillips in China. In his new, expanded role, Phillips will draw on his experience, creativity and passion for innovation to ensure that Phillips Industries takes full advantage of their growing opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Bob Phillip, President and CEO of Phillips Industries expressed his own and the entire company's pride in making this announcement "Everyone at Phillips recognizes Rob's commitment to building our company's leadership position by continusously improving product quality and operational effieicines. His promotion is richly deserved, and we expect his involvement in our global growth plans to bring us continued success and we enter new markets."

Rob received his Bachelors of Science from Northern Arizona University in 1995, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in 2001. He and his wife, Christie reside in Laguna Nigel, California with their two sons, Alexander and Luke.

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Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator, and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry.  Phillips is a major participant in industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, and state trucking associations.  Phillips Industries Commercial Vehicle Products Santa Fe Springs facility is accredited to ISO 9001, TS 16949, and ISO 14001.  Phillips Industries has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as Mexico and China.