Phillips Industries Hires Director of Product Strategy and Sales Managers


Phillips Industries has hired Joseph Felicelli to fill the new role of Director of Product Strategy. Felicelli will lead product management and marketing and support the sales team in the continued growth of Phillips’ business.

Joseph Felicelli (Photo: Phillips Industries)

Felicelli is a commercial vehicle company manager. He notably worked 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 in category and product management positions. He graduated from University of Eastern Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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

Phillips Industries has also added new sales staff to its Fleet Sales team and OES sales program.

Stéphanie Spangler (Photo: Phillips Industries)

Stephanie Spangler joins the Fleet Sales organization as Sales Director for the North East Regional Territory. Spangler has been in the trucking industry since 1987, starting as a truck driver and more recently as a Territory Manager selling both OEM and aftermarket parts for Cumberland Truck Equipment in Carlisle, PA. She resides in Enola, Pennsylvania.

Jake Weitzenecker (Photo: Phillips Industries)

Jake Weitzenecker has been hired to manage OES sales for the Northeast. He has experience managing multi-state territories and building fleet relationships through his 17-year career in the Class 8 and aftermarket industries at dealerships and as a manufacturer’s representative. . Most recently, he was Regional Sales Manager for Truck-Lite. Weitzenecker graduated from Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and lives in Wilmington, DE.


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