Our Team

Angela Phillips

Angela is the CEO of the Phillips Tube Group (which includes Middletown Tube Works, Inc. and Shelby Welded Tube). She brings more than 26 years of operational and strategic business experience to the welded steel tube industry.

The daughter of Ralph H. Phillips, founder of the company, she has literally “grown up” in the business, gaining a broad-based understanding of manufacturing and leading the organization successfully after her father passed away in 2009. Now as she moves solely into her role as the company CEO, her focus is to lead the Phillips Tube Group to be the most successful tube producer in the US.

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.