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Steve L. Yagla, P.E.
Executive of Engineering
Steve joined H. A. Phillips & Co. in 2003.  He has over 23 years experience in commercial and industrial product development and project management.  His engineering background is in refrigeration systems and heat transfer.  He earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, as well as an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.  He is a member of ASHRAE, IIAR and RETA and sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicago RETA Chapter.  Steve holds a PE license in the State of Illinois. 

Monica Metsker
Customer Service Representative
Monica Metsker has worked at H. A. Phillips & Co. since 1988.  As Customer Service Representative, she handles activities ranging from quotation generation and order entry to part selection and shipping coordination.

Jody Wega
Customer Service Representative

Jody has been with Phillips since 2010.  Jody has held positions in the Shippping and Receiving, Customer Service and Accounting departments.  Jody currently is a Customer Service Representative and fills in as our back-up Bookkeeper.

Mike Reiss
Mike has been an H.A. Phillips employee since 2003.  Mike has held a number of positions within the company, and spent many years as a machine operator in our valve department.  Mike currently handles cost estimating of all welded product requests.

Mitch Secrest
Product Engineer
Mitch joined H.A. Phillips in 2010 as a college graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University.  Mitch holds responsibilities in the development of software systems used for the quotation and design of our welded products.  Mitch also handles ASME Code calculations and product development projects.

Ian Klecka
Applications / Product Engineer
Ian joined HA Phillips in January 2015.  Ian's focus of expertise is on Phillips valves and accessories and the complete line of Danfoss industrial refrigeration equipment.  Ian has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in Advanced Computing and Simulation.  Ian is a member of RETA and IIAR. 

Chris Casale
Administrative Services Coordinator
Chris Casale has worked at H. A. Phillips & Co. since 2003.  As Administrative Services Coordinator, she is responsible for database management, inventory management and sales management support services.

Michael R. Ryan
Chairman - Board of Directors

Mike has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, quality and management since 1971.  He has worked at H. A. Phillips & Co. since 1998, with initial responsibilities in management of manufacturing and quality assurance operations. He was President between 2005 and 2014, and was CEO from 2006 to 2015.  Mike is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mike is originally from Tampa, Florida. He received a BS degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, additional courses in Electrical Engineering at Rutgers, and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mike is a Certified Production and Inventory Manager and became a registered professional engineer in 1982.  He is a member of ASME and ASQ, and serves on the Board of Directors of Romania Leadership Ministries as Chairman.

Mary Wright

Mary began working for HA Phillips in 2009 as Human Resources Manager prior to being promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in 2011 and CEO in 2015.  She owned and operated an accounting and payroll service company for over 13 years.  Her primary areas of responsibility include general administration, finance, customer service, Human Resources, Quality Management compliance, and insurance.  Mary has been the corporate secretary and served on the HA Phillips Board of Directors since 2007.  She has served on the Welding Technology Advisory Board at Kishwaukee Community College since 2013 and was appointed to the Local Workforce Investment Board representing DeKalb County in 2014.  Mary is a 2012 graduate of the Chicago Emerging 200 Leadership Porgram and is pursuing a Business Management degree. 

Janet L. Jones
Vice-President of Finance
Janet Jones, a certified public accountant, has performed treasury management functions for H. A. Phillips & Co. since 1986.  She prepares the Company's monthly financial statements, supervises accounting personnel and directs corporate-level financial analysis activities as well as income tax compliance.

Board of Directors

The current H.A. Phillips & Company Board of Directors consists of the following members:

Chairman: Michael R. Ryan, P.E. (Chairman of BOD, H.A. Phillips & Co.)

Secretary: Judy Ryan

Treasurer: Michael R. Ryan (Chairman of BOD, H.A. Phillips & Co.)


Brian J. Youssi (President, H.A. Phillips & Co.)

Steve L. Yagla, P.E. (Executive of Engineering, H.A. Phillips & Co.)

Thomas W. Herman (Corporate Sales Manager, ADP - HR & Payroll)

John Schroeder (Executive Director - Davis County (Iowa) Development Corporation)


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