Our Team

Angela Phillips

Angela Phillips is the CEO of Phillips Tube Group, Inc. She brings nearly 30 years of operational and strategic business experience to the precision welded steel tube industry. The daughter of company founder Ralph H. Phillips, she literally “grew up” in the business, gaining a broad-based understanding of manufacturing and has been successfully leading the organization following her father’s passing in 2009.

Ms. Phillips continues this powerful legacy today, growing Phillips Tube Group to even greater heights through acquisitions and other major investments. She has been the recipient of numerous professional awards including:

2023 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – East Central Winner
2023 Bizwomen Power 50 List: Dayton Business Journal
2023 Induction into the North Central Ohio Industrial Manufacturing Hall of Fame
2023 Economic Impact Award: Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
2023 Visionary Award: The Shelby Foundation
2023 & 2022 Ohio’s Top 500 Leaders & Business Executives - Manufacturing: Ohio Business Magazine
2022 Small Business Award: Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
2021 New Investment Award: Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County

Michael Zara

Michael is President of the Phillips Tube Group and brings nearly thirty years of experience marked by high achievement in the manufacturing and service industries, coupled with broad expertise in general management, strategy, acquisitions and client relationships.

Prior to being named President of PTG in December 2020, Mike was a member of the senior management team as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. In that capacity, he spearheaded numerous corporate growth initiatives including the company’s successful October 2020 expansion into Indiana, at a time when other businesses were contracting due to the economic climate brought on by COVID-19. Zara’s previous experience includes nearly two decades with Emerson Network Power, with increasing responsibility in a variety of management roles.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University.