Phil graduated from Purdue University with a BSEE in 1984; completed Executive MBA program from Purdue University in 1998; Lead Auditor certificate for ISO9000 received in 1996 from Stat-a-Matrix; founding board member of NPEC organization that runs the Nebraska State Edgerton Quality Award. Phil worked six years at Control Data Corp. as a Test Manufacturing Engineer and Manufacturing Unit Manager. Worked one year at HMT Technology in California as Test Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
Prior to being named Chairman & CEO in 2019, he has held a variety of positions with the company; including President & CEO (2006), COO (2001), President of International and Diversified Products (1999), Director of Quality and Human Resources (1998), Manufacturing Manager (1995), Regional Plant Manager in Goshen IN (1993). He joined Behlen as Quality Manager in 1990.