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Sep 5, 2023

Phillips Welcomes Industry Veteran Drew Hofley as VP of Sales

Phillips Industries is pleased to announce that Drew Hofley has joined the team as Vice President of Sales. With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Hofley brings an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise to the table. Hofley will lead the Phillips sales initiative to further meet the current and evolving needs of all Phillips customers while expanding the organization’s reach through innovative products, emerging technologies, diverse customer bases, and untapped markets. 

Hofley’s strategic prowess and solution-oriented mindset have consistently driven organizations towards innovation and growth, and his innate ability to build and nurture teams has led to outstanding collaborative achievements. 

Rob Phillips, CEO of Phillips Industries commented, “Drew is a remarkably accomplished sales leader who I’ve known and admired for many years through industry associations and events. His work ethic, strong drive for growth, and strategic leadership experience will set the standard for the next level of success we achieve at Phillips. His standing as an industry expert and, notably, as a dedicated Marine underscores his commitment to executing tasks and understanding the challenges faced by our customers. We are extremely fortunate that he has chosen to align his journey with Phillips.”

Hofley says, “I am grateful and honored for this opportunity to work with the Phillips Family.  I have always admired their dynamic leadership, agility and reputation for innovation in the industry.  My mission is to lead the commercial team and contribute to the growth of  Phillips’ business by enhancing every aspect of relationships throughout the industry.”  

Hofley has a remarkable history of elevating businesses through visionary planning and dynamic leadership. He previously served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Americas at Accuride. In this capacity, Hofley demonstrated exceptional leadership and accountability, overseeing crucial facets of business development, customer engagement, and strategic advisory roles. Hofley has significant experience managing truck and trailer OEMs, national and regional fleets, large dealership groups, and Warehouse-Distributor aftermarket accounts. He demonstrates a commitment to fostering collaborative partnerships, and has played a central role in leading several industry specific advisory councils including the Heavy Duty Marketing and Sales Forum.

Hofley’s career includes 28 years as a United States Marine where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Hofley’s Marine Corps experience included four aviation tours and two infantry tours in the Pacific and Southwest Asia between 1983 and 2011.  Notably, he participated in Operations Desert Shield/Storm with the 1st Marine Division and Operation Enduring Freedom with MarCent. Hofley earned the combat action ribbon during Desert Storm. 

Hofley holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the United States Naval Academy.

At the core of Hofley’s leadership philosophy is the principle of leading by example. His dedication to this inspires those around him to drive hard in order to reach their full potential. With his blend of expertise, tenacity, and strategic vision, Phillips is positioned to achieve even greater milestones within the trucking industry.