OUR LEADERS

Philip Brown – President and CEO

Philip Brown is President and CEO of Phoenix Mecano Inc., a global leader in the electronic enclosure and industrial automation segments. Phoenix Mecano is the North American design service and value-added manufacturer of the Phoenix Mecano Group. Philip served as a Chief Engineer in the British Royal Navy Submarine Service for 11-years. Philip, along with his family, relocated to the United States in 2005.

Philip is also President of Okin America Inc. a North American product subsidiary located in Mississippi. He serves on the Leadership Committee for the Phoenix Mecano Managing Group located in Switzerland and is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Orion Technologies LLC. Philip is also proud to be most recently named President of Tefelen LLC, a manufacturer of medium-voltage bus bar solution systems.

Kristen Miller – Human Resources Manager

Kristen joined Phoenix Mecano in 2008 as the Human Resources Manager.  Kristen brings eighteen years of Human Resources experience, including over fifteen years in industrial manufacturing at Phoenix Mecano. Kristen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.

Joann Phillips – Executive Administrator to the President

As the Executive Administrator for Phoenix Mecano since 1989, Joann is involved in several aspects of sensitive corporate correspondence for the President, including all international corporate offices. She is the Facility Manager, Legal Liaison and General Liability Insurance Management and Liaison.

Joann is also the Corporate representative for the Frederick Chamber of Commerce and she serves on the board of the Middletown Chamber of Commerce. She is a supporter of the Miss Frederick Pageant and Frederick’s Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program, both as a past mentor and current supporter.

Joann moved to the area in 1984 and married her husband William in 2000. Aside from spending time with her three stepsons and seven grandchildren, she enjoys traveling abroad, exercising, and walking her two very active dogs.

Tammy Schaeffer – Finance Manager

Tammy joined Phoenix Mecano, Inc in July 2008 as a Financial Analyst. In 2010, she was promoted to the position of Finance Manager. Tammy brings over ten years of progressive accounting experience to her position, including financial analysis and general accounting practices. She has previously worked in both manufacturing and public accounting. Tammy holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Maryland, University College in Business and Management, with an emphasis in Accounting.

Chris Howes – Supply Chain Manager

Chris’ role covers all aspects of Supply Chain at Phoenix Mecano US. His experience in Purchasing, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Logistics, Warehousing and Production Planning is supported by an amazing team of seventeen talented colleagues, all of whom facilitate customer needs. Chris enjoys forecasting demand, improving processes, building teams and facing new challenges. When he’s not working, Chris likes to spend quality time with his family, working in the yard, and hanging out at the lake.

Marc Berman – Production Manager

Marc came to Phoenix Mecano in 2014 and serves as Production Manager. In this role, Marc is responsible for Production, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production Maintenance. He has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing - previously in biotech and diagnostic kit manufacturing, including his work at cGMP- and USDA-licensed facilities. He also has experience working under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

LeeAnne Pacheco – Inside Sales Manager

LeeAnne joined Phoenix Mecano in May of 2010 as the Inside Sales Manager for RK Rose+Krieger. In 2016 she was promoted to Inside Sales Manager to include all three brands - Rose, Bopla and RK. LeeAnne has a BSBA in Business from East Carolina University. Previously, LeeAnne was with Thermo Fisher Scientific for 25 years, working with the Domestic and International Sales Team traveling to Germany, England, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. LeeAnne and her husband are empty-nesters and are excited about downsizing. They will soon be moving to a new house, built on a section of land that was previously a Christmas tree farm. This should afford their two dogs plenty of room to roam!

Bruce Bator – Engineering Director

Bruce joined Phoenix Mecano in June 2008 as the Engineering Manager, and was appointed the Engineering Director in June 2014. Bruce’s most recent experience was with CertainTeed, a local manufacturing company, where he served as the Process Engineering Manager. In addition to over 25 years of engineering experience, Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters of Business Administration. Interestingly, Bruce was awarded US Patent 6,230,585 for development of a transmission solenoid bracket family.

Tabitha Beltran – Information Technology Manager

Tabitha joined Phoenix Mecano in 2018 as the IT Manager. Tabitha began her IT career in the United States Navy as an IT Technician. She brings fourteen years of IT Experience. Tabitha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology Management from Strayer University.

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