January 29, 2021
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, January 29, 2021 – Michael Zara has been named President of Phillips Tube Group, Inc. (PTG), headquartered in Middletown, Ohio. PTG is the parent company of Shelby Welded Tube and Middletown Tube Works.
Zara, who holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University, brings nearly thirty years’ experience of high achievement in the manufacturing and service industries, coupled with expertise in general management, strategy, acquisitions and client relationships.
Since 2019, Zara has been a member of PTG’s senior management team as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. In that capacity, he spearheaded numerous corporate growth initiatives including the company’s successful October 2020 expansion into Indiana, at a time when other businesses were contracting due to the economic climate brought on by COVID-19. Zara’s previous experience includes nearly two decades with Emerson Network Power, with increasing responsibility in a variety of management roles.
Phillips Tube Group CEO Angela Phillips said, “Michael’s professional management style and high-level leadership experience is why he was selected for this role. Michael is well attuned to the needs of a growing and successful team, which is what we have built here at PTG. As we continue to expand our market share, Michael, along with our Operations, Finance and Sales
teams, are scaling our business to be able to grow despite the challenges we face in the steel components industry.”
“My executive experience has helped me gain valuable insight into the challenges that manufacturers and suppliers face every day,” Zara said. “Because of this, I am passionate about ensuring that we deliver a superior product that exceeds our customers’ expectations while working to solve the issues that keep them awake at night. Our extraordinarily loyal customer base has come to rely on the superior quality of our product, on-time deliveries and our stable financial position.”
Zara’s promotion to overseeing the day-to-day corporate operations allows CEO Angela Phillips to focus attention on her future vision for the company.
Phillips added, “Michael’s leadership will help me focus on the company’s next big moves, growth opportunities and working to become an employer of choice and business partner to the many communities in which we operate.
The Phillips Tube Group has been a leading manufacturer of welded steel tube solutions for over 50 years. Founded in Shelby, OH in 1967, the company is a global market leader in Automotive and HVAC steel tube components, in addition to serving many customers in the Appliance, RV, Solar, and other industries. PTG is a 100% woman-owned business and proudly manufactures solely in the United States.
Please contact Phillips Tube Group, Inc. customer relations at 800.841.4207 with further questions or inquiries.