Phillips Industries, a leading innovator of advanced electrical and air brake system components and electronic communication solutions for commercial vehicles, has hired Jeffrey McKeown in the new position of OEM trailer and technical sales manager.
Prior to joining Phillips Industries, McKeown most recently was director of OEM and fleet sales at Tectran. His OEM commercial vehicle industry experience also includes several years at Haldex managing their trailer OEM segment. By utilizing his extensive air brake and ABS knowledge, he contributed to the significant market share growth of both companies. In addition to these positions, McKeown has a solid background in the aftermarket industry, in the U.S. and Canada, with Midland Grau and Stone Heavy Duty, a founding HD America member.
In his new position, McKeown will rely on his experience, his industry knowledge, and his relationships to support Phillips Industries’ aggressive product and technology innovation plans to introduce new solutions to the trailer OEM segment. “Jeff brings so much to Phillips – not only his technical and industry knowledge, but also his passion and commitment to our industry” mentioned Rob Myers, vice president of sales. “Our business has been built on family values, hard work and listening to our customers; Jeff will make his mark here.”
Ron Alvarez, director of global OEM/OES truck, will continue to be responsible for sales activities serving the OEM truck, specialty vehicle, OES, and international markets. Alvarez joined Phillips Industries in 2008.
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About Phillips Industries
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, 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.