Phillips assumes role of HDRG Chairman
- February 24, 2015
Gary Phillips, a former chairman of APRA, the Automotive Remanufacturers Association, has taken over as chairman of the association's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group. He succeeds long-standing chairman Sandra Standley of Power Brakes, California who stepped down to devote more time to her business.
Gary Phillips is the founder (in 1981) and owner of Reliable Transmission Service, an Allison transmission remanufacturing and service center in Tampa, Florida. As HDRG chairman, Phillips is responsible for planning the HDRG Summit that is held every year in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
Phillips describes himself as "being in the pain management business:"
"In the commercial vehicle market everyone buys a piece of equipment to generate revenue. Any time that piece of equipment is down it effects the organization." Phillips compares what Reliable Transmission to what a doctor does. "No one wants to go to the doctor, but when we have to he is supposed to get us up and running and take away the pain."
As the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group's new chairman, Phillips is also tasked with growing membership, explaining the benefits of HDRG membership and reaching out to existing members to find out what HDRG and APRA can do for them.