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Jun 19, 2017

William Ellis Joins Phillips Industries as Managing Director of Phillips Connect Technologies

William Ellis Joins Phillips Industries as Managing Director of Phillips Connect Technologies


Santa Fe Springs, CA (June 16, 2017) Phillips Industries, a leading innovator of advanced electrical and air brake system components and electronic communication solutions for commercial vehicles, recently launched Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT). William (Bill) Ellis has been hired as the managing director for PCT.  

The PCT division is developing several different packages of products that will offer their patent-pending “plug and play connectivity”. The open platform is designed to work seamlessly with many sensor-driven components supplied by various component manufacturers. Sensor data can be transmitted to the driver, to the fleet’s operations team, or even the trailer OEM utilizing various telematics options.  

Prior to joining Phillips Industries, Ellis was most recently a partner at Keystone Transportation Solutions, LLC, a transportation service provider to international commodity traders on the Inland Port of Virginia. 

Ellis’ experience includes new venture start-up, debt and equity capital financing, financial planning and forecasting, business development and strategic planning. He has worked in financial services-investment banking and brokerage, heavy machinery capital equipment, transportation and logistics-intermodal rail, and heavy commodity 3PL.  

Ellis received his BA in Government from Cornell, his MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia and served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant.

“In his new position, Bill will rely on his experience, his proven ability at cultivating and growing new relationships and his fit with Phillips philosophy of family values, hard work and listening to our customers,” commented Rob Phillips, president and COO.

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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 system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others