Vicinity Motor Corp., a supplier of commercial electric vehicles, has announced the appointment of commercial transportation veteran Brent Phillips as senior director of Sales, North America, to lead the company’s sales activities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Phillips has over 20 years of experience in the commercial transportation field, with a specific focus on commercial buses and trucks and previous leadership roles at the distribution and manufacturing level including sales, marketing, and operations. His in-the-field customer support experience ranges from single vehicle operators and start-ups to large commercial truck and transit fleet operations. Prior to joining Vicinity, Phillips served as general manager at Alliance Bus Group, a bus distributor. Before joining Alliance, Phillips was the VP of Sales, Commercial Bus Group, at REV Group, a designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. Previously, he was the VP of Sales at BusWest.
William Trainer, founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp, said Phillips will focus on sales development, brand positioning, and marketing, as well as dealer initiatives that will help prepare Vicinity as it builds out its next-generation EV product line.