Phillips Connect Announces Key Promotions as Business Expands

Irvine, CA (Jan. 11, 2023) – Phillips Connect announces the promotion of five key employees to support the expansion of its business, critical customer relations, and future product development.

Amber White is promoted to VP of Marketing.
Since joining Phillips Connect in 2020, White has played a significant role in many strategic developments essential to positioning the company as the prime telematics provider in the commercial vehicle industry. She was the principal architect of Phillips Connect’s NHRA partnership with Justin Ashley Racing leading to the Phillips Connect Motorsports business including marketing partnerships with other major commercial vehicle suppliers, as well as the launch of a tech trailer that brings the technology to the customers’ front doors.

Additional promotions include:

Mandy Garza
Senior Director of Customer Service

Mandy Garza joined Phillips Connect in 2020 as director of customer service following a 12-year career with Werner Enterprises where she held multiple leadership roles in system integration, project management, and customer service. Mandy has more than 15 years of experience leading and developing teams in transportation and logistics.

Kim Struble
Director of Business Applications

Kim Struble came to Phillips Connect in May 2022 as a Continuous Improvement Manager. She has more than 25 years of experience leading development and administrative personnel in the finance, transportation and freight, logistic services, accounting, and information technology environments.

Todd Thibault
Director of Field Services

Todd Thibault joined Phillips Connect in 2021 as a field engineer, and quickly excelled in areas such as field installations and troubleshooting. Prior to Phillips Connect, Thibault has more than 10 years of experience in the transportation/technology industry.

Megan Anderson
Senior Channel Sales Manager

Megan Anderson joined Phillips Connect in January 2021 as Key Account Manager, bringing with her nearly a decade of sales and account management experience. Since joining the company, Anderson has both created and managed the relationships of Phillips Connect’s most prominent reseller partners.

In addition to these five promotions, Phillips Connect also promoted Gary Chen to Senior Firmware Test Engineer, Jakub Podgorski to Staff Process Engineer, Justine Brakefield to IoT Deployment Project Manager, Joshua Frakes to Field Engineer, Carlos Samaniego to RMA Manager, and Renato Motta to Manager of Application Engineering.

“The success and reputation of the Phillips family of businesses has always been driven by the dedication to excellence of the people who have joined us,” said Rob Phillips, president of Phillips Industries and president and CEO of Phillips Connect. “Each promotion announced today is both well-deserved and recognizes the importance of their work building Phillips Connect into a customer-driven telematics technology leader.”


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