Phillips Industries Staffing Updates

Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries Welcomes New Director of Product Strategy and Two New Members to the OES and Fleet Sales Teams

Santa Fe Springs, CA – (December 7, 2021) – Phillips Industries has hired Joseph Felicelli to fill the new role of director of product strategy. In his new position, Felicelli will lead product management and marketing and support the sales team in continuing to grow the Phillips business.

Joe Felicelli - Phillip Industries Director of Product Strategy
Joe Felicelli

Felicelli has a proven record as a high-performing commercial vehicle business leader and is expected to bring his expertise to his new role at Phillips Industries. His background includes working for AP Emissions as director of product management for commercial vehicles and FleetPride as director of category management. Felicelli has also worked for Navistar, Trane Commercial Systems, and Remy, Inc. in category and product management positions. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

“Joe knows the commercial vehicle industry from both an OEM and supplier perspective, which is a real plus for us,” remarked Rob Myers, president of the Phillips aftermarket division. “The new role we have identified for him will bring the product management and marketing functions under one roof to facilitate the smooth introduction of new products to our distributors and our fleet customers. We all welcome him to our team.”

Phillips Industries has also added new sales personnel to their fleet sales team and OES sales program.

Stephanie Spangler
Stephanie Spangler

Stephanie Spangler is joining the fleet sales organization as the Northeast regional territory sales manager. Spangler has worked in the trucking industry since 1987, starting in the industry as a truck driver and most recently working as a territory manager selling both OEM and aftermarket parts for Cumberland Truck Equipment Co., in Carlisle, PA. She resides in Enola, PA.

Jake Weitzenecker
Jake Weitzenecker

Jake Weitzenecker has been hired to manage the OES program sales for the Northeast. He has experience in multi-state territory management and fleet relationship building through his 17-year career in Class 8 and aftermarket industries at both dealerships and as a manufacturer’s rep. Most recently, he was regional sales manager for Truck-Lite, LLC. Weitzenecker graduated from Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and lives in Wilmington, DE.

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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/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.