Rob Phillips, CEO and president of Phillips Industries, CEO and founder of Phillips Connect and Phillips Innovations, has received the 2023 Innovator of the Year Award presented by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ).
The Innovator of the Year Awards are designed to honor, recognize, and celebrate individuals and their organizations who are creating game-changing products and services, and demonstrate brilliance and leadership in innovation.
“I am beyond honored to win this award,” Phillips said. “There was such an impressive list of nominees, and I am very humbled to receive the recognition. We are driven and focused on making huge game-changing improvements to transportation, and this recognition validates our commitment to our work. Our entire team lives in a world that doesn’t understand the word ‘impossible,’ and we thrive on the excitement that comes from success. We will continue to push boundaries and manufacture cutting-edge technologies that make a real difference in transportation.”
Phillips Industries has joined Phillips Connect are headquartered in Irvine, CA (within the UC Irvine Research Park), allowing all Phillips North American business units to operate under one roof, fostering enhanced collaboration and cohesiveness.
Irvine’s vibrant tech ecosystem provides a platform for innovation and community, connecting the Phillips team with a diverse talent pool and host of potential partners.