Phillips adds sales managers

News Jason Cannon May 16, 2013

Phillips Industries has hired Brett Harlan as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Ryan Taylor as Central California Territory Sales Manager.

They are being added to Phillips’ direct sales team to increase the company’s field representation supporting current and new customer requirements.

Harlan comes to Phillips Industries from Newell Rubbermaid where he was employed for nearly ten years, most recently as the Key Account Manager responsible for a $7 million business in tools, hardware and commercial products for top auto and construction accounts.  He’s also held sales and marketing positions for I/C Channel, NASCAR, Home Depot, and Walmart.

Taylor previously served as West Coast Sales Manager for Ublighting, handling both OEM and aftermarket products with a focus on fleet accounts. Past experience in the transportation industry includes sales at American Auto Restyling, Project Manager for Roadwire Automotive Innovations and Show Coordinator for Elite Automotive.

“Brett and Ryan have both spent time in the field calling on fleets before joining Phillips.  That’s important to us as we move to better serve our fleet customers along with our distributor base.” commented Randy Walker, Director Aftermarket Sales.