Executive Director of Innovation
Gerry Mead joined Phillips Industries in 2017, bringing with him over three decades of multi-faceted experience around diesel truck technologies. He has a certificate in maintenance management from Kansas University, and is a certified VMRS Specialist, ASE Medium/Heavy Duty Technician and a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector. Gerry previously served as senior vice president of equipment and maintenance of US Xpress, Inc. and has worked for some of the major brands in the industry, including Yellow Freight, JB Hunt, Walmart Transportation and a Navistar multi-line dealership. His industry accolades include the International Service Diamond Club Award in 2002, a Fleet Maintenance Magazine maintenance scholarship in 2012, an HDT Magazine Fleet Heavy Duty Trucking Innovator of Year honoree in 2016 and the Tennessee Trucking Association Maintenance Professional of the Year Award in 2017. He was recognized by Commercial Carrier Journal as a CCJ Innovator in 2017. Gerry is an 8-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, where he received several certificates of commendation as well as was awarded two Naval Achievement Medals for Maintenance Excellence.