Phillip is a Resource Manager in the Regional and State Partnerships Division (MEP) at the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. MEP is nationwide network which provides assistance to US manufacturers to increase their global competitiveness. Phillip has responsibility to assist Centers with the strategic adoption of manufacturing client focused services including innovation from the MEP program, to help them reach performance and operational goals important to NIST MEP, conduct annual reviews, and participate in panel reviews of Centers. He is duty stationed in Cleveland, Ohio, and has a portfolio of MEP Centers from Kentucky to North Dakota that he is the primary point of contact for. Recently, Phillip has been an active member of America Makes Technical Advisory Board, in Youngstown, OH, and a member of the business sustainability committee for the Lightweight Innovation Institute For Tomorrow (LIFT) in Detroit, MI.
Before joining NIST in 2001 Phillip worked in industrial extension for a number of years, including as Director of Outreach at Indiana Business Modernization and Technology (BMT) Corp managing the NIST MEP MOU at Indiana BMT. Phillip also spent 6 years working at the EWI (Edison Welding Institute) in the area of welding automation and small business outreach.
Phillip received a B.Tech Degree (2:1) in Production Engineering and Management from Loughborough University of Technology, England in 1978 and a MS in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1986. Phillip has authored papers and presented in the area of Robotic Welding for Small Manufacturers during his career in England, at The Ohio State University and at The Edison Welding Institute.