Don Phillips has been named VP operations for regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware.
In his new role, Phillips supervises House-Hasson’s Knoxville, Tenn., and Prichard, W.Va., warehouses, which are staffed by 176 employees and have a combined 700,000 sq. ft. of product space.
“The wholesale hardware business is very competitive; that’s certainly something I’ve seen first-hand in the last year,” Phillips said. “House-Hasson’s customer service and relationships with our dealers are the reasons the company has grown for more than 105 years, through good and bad economic times. As a major hardware distributor, House-Hasson’s warehouse operations must run well to support everything this company does.”
Phillips joined House-Hasson in April 2011 as head of the company’s Knoxville warehouse.
“Don’s background prepared him well for his role with us, and his performance has proven that he’s a top-level organizer, manager and thinker,” said Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson. “Our overriding goal is the profitability of our dealers, and warehouse operations are absolutely crucial to that effort. Don understands that and makes good things happen.”
After graduating from high school Phillips served in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1985. Following basic and advanced training he was assigned to Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., as a ship’s communications supervisor. After his discharge, Phillips enrolled at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1989 with a degree in industrial management.
Phillips replaces Tim Lawson, who retired more than one year ago.