Phillips Industries hires new director of Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Phillips Industries has hired Thomas “Tom” Begin to fill the new role of director of innovation and emerging technologies.

In this new position, Begin will be focused on launching new and innovative electrical and air brake technologies for heavy duty trucks and trailers, the company says.

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, the company says.

Most recently Begin was director of maintenance for McKinney Trailer Rental Sales and Service in Portland, Ore.

“We are so pleased to have someone with Tom’s background and reputation join our company,” says Rob Phillips, president, Phillips Industries.

“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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