Santa Fe Springs, CA (November 15, 2011) Phillips Industries has hired Tom Pittam to fill the new position of Southeast Asia Sales Manager. Pittam will report directly to Travis Hopkey, Global Business Development Manager and will be responsible for continuing Phillips growing presence in the Asia region.
Pittam brings to Phillips more than 30 years experience working in the transportation sector in the Far East. For twelve years immediately prior to joining Phillips, he was Technical Director and Marketing Manager for Yonming Auto and Industrial Equipment SDN. BHD, a parts distributor located in Kuala Lumpur. In this position, Pittam was responsible for expanding the distribution of North American and European branded truck parts throughout S.E. Asia. Pittam is a U.S. Army veteran and graduated from the University of Oregon.
“In order to grow our business in S.E. Asia it was important for us to have experienced people on the ground representing the Phillips brand” commented Hopkey in making this announcement, “Tom brings an invaluable background versed in both the region’s cultural customs as well as the requirements of the local transportation industry. This experience should serve us well.”
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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 in Mexico and China.