Walker, Michigan - Tubelite Inc. welcomes Jeff Phillips as its national director of supply chain in Walker, Michigan. He will focus on inventory process improvement and facilitate overall supply chain process standardization, while overseeing sourcing, scheduling, warehousing and transportation. Tubelite personnel reporting to Phillips will include senior logistics manager Dan Politowicz, purchasing manager Ty Martin and master scheduler Charlie Monroe.
Phillips most recently served as the director of materials procurement at Dematic, a supplier of integrated automated supply chain technology located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his more than five years with the company, he held various positions starting as a procurement/materials manager, being promoted to the Global Operations Team as sales inventory operations planning supply lead and later, becoming the Solutions Department’s procurement manager.
Prior to Dematic, Phillips began his career at Highlight Industries, Inc., a packaging systems and solutions provider in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From there, he went on to work at Structural Concepts Corporation, a display case manufacturer in Muskegon, Michigan.
Phillips earned his M.B.A. from Western Michigan University in international business, and a Bachelor of Science in operations and supply management from Ferris State University in Michigan. He continued his professional development becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) with the Institute for Supply Management and remains involved as part of the Greater Grand Rapids chapter. He also is a member of the West Michigan World Affairs Council and a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
To learn more about Tubelite’s personnel, products and programs, please visit https://www.tubeliteinc.com. For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.
For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.
Tubelite's corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company's aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.
Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).