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. In 1990 he joined Behlen Mfg. Co., progressing from Quality Manager, to Plant Manager of Goshen, IN plant, to Manufacturing Manager of Support Systems, to Director of Quality / Human Resources to his present position of President of Behlen Buildings Systems, C.E.O of the Behlen Group, and co-CEO of Distefano Technology & Manufacturing.