Rob Phillips, CEO and president of Phillips Industries, received the 2023 Innovator of the Year Award from the Orange County Business Journal.
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“I am beyond honored to win this award. There was such an impressive list of nominees and I am very humbled to receive the recognition,” Phillips says. “We are driven and focused on making huge, game-changing improvements to transportation, and this recognition validates our commitment to our work. We will continue to push boundaries and manufacture cutting-edge technologies that make a real difference in transportation.”
The Innovator of the Year Award is designed to honor, recognize and celebrate individuals and their organizations who are creating game-changing products and services and who demonstrate brilliance and leadership in innovation.
Rob Phillips is the fourth-generation CEO of Phillips Industries, a supplier of commercial truck and trailer electric harness systems. He joined the family business in 1995, overseeing expansion into Poland, China and Vietnam, as well as the launch of. Phillips Connect, a technology and software company. Phillips recently launched Phillips Innovations, with the goal of bringing an elevated level of safety, sustainability, driver comfort and automation to the industry through research and development investments in solar, backup camera technologies and autonomous driving solutions for trucks and trailers.