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Jul 28, 2016

Tom Begin Joins Phillips Industries as Director of Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Tom Begin Joins Phillips Industries as Director of Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Santa Fe Springs, CA (July 28, 2016) Phillips Industries has hired Thomas “Tom” Begin to fill the new role of director of innovation and emerging technologies.  The appointment is effective August 1.
In this new position, Begin will be focused on launching new and innovative electrical and air brake technologies for heavy duty trucks and trailers.  Commercial vehicles are in a period of accelerating change and are increasingly relying on evolving technologies to meet the goals of cleaner and more productive equipment. Begin’s industry knowledge will lead Phillips Industries in finding inventive solutions that will advance the capabilities of both trucks and trailers to meet the demands of the future. 
Most recently Begin was director of maintenance for McKinney Trailer Rental Sales and Service in Portland, OR. He also spent over twenty years as an engineer with Daimler Trucks of N.A at their Freightliner facility in Portland.  Begin is Chairman of the AASE Committee and a past member of the Phillips Industries Fleet Council.  He holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
In making this announcement, Rob Phillips, president, was extremely positive about hiring Begin, “we are so pleased to have someone with Tom’s background and reputation join our company.  Tom is inspired and driven to leave a legacy of innovation on our industry, and with the professional engineering team that we have at Phillips, I have no doubt that he will be successful.”
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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 Belgium.  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 TS 16949 and ISO 14001.