The Victor L. Phillips Company Reaches Important Milestone

📅   Wed November 01, 2017 - Midwest Edition #22


Jerry Enyeart (L), Atlas Copco district manager, presents Bill Schoenfelder, president of The Victor L. Phillips Company, with an award recognizing 100 years as an Atlas Copco dealer.
Jerry Enyeart (L), Atlas Copco district manager, presents Bill Schoenfelder, president of The Victor L. Phillips Company, with an award recognizing 100 years as an Atlas Copco dealer.
Jerry Enyeart (L), Atlas Copco district manager, presents Bill Schoenfelder, president of The Victor L. Phillips Company, with an award recognizing 100 years as an Atlas Copco dealer.
(L-R) are Ewan,  The Victor L. Phillips Company salesman; Dane Braden, owner of Explosive Contractors Inc.; Randy Wacker,  The Victor L. Phillips Company vice president of sales and marketing; Maurice Hunter, Atlas Copco business line manager, surface and exploration drilling equipment. Triple J Cakes in Kansas City, Mo., created a custom quarry cake for the event. (L-R) are Bill  Ewan,  The Victor L. Phillips Company salesman; Dane Braden, owner of Explosive Contractors Inc.; Randy Wacker,  The Victor L. Phillips Company vice president of sales and marketing; and Maurice Hunter, Atlas Copco business line manager, surface and exploration drilling equipment.

On Sept. 18, executives of Atlas Copco came to The Victor L. Phillips Company's Kansas City, Mo., location to celebrate its 100-year anniversary of being an Atlas Copco dealer. Executives in attendance included:

Torbjorn Redaelli, president and general manager

Maurice Hunter, business line manager, surface and exploration drilling equipment

Turgay Ozan, president, Edwards Vacuum LLC, part of the Atlas Copco Group

Robert Root, vice president, product support and mining stores

Tom Borer, vice president of distribution, Atlas Copco CMT USA

Brian Doffing, president of surface and exploration drilling division

Jerry Enyeart, district manager

The Victor L. Phillips Company

In 1911, Victor L. Phillips and W.C. Jones founded The Jones-Phillips Company in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The two met while working at competing asphalt sales companies, and after leaving their respective companies, decided to work together. There were only three product lines, one of which was an asphalt kettle that Phillips had designed himself. By the end of a tough first year, Jones left and Phillips bought him out and changed the name of the company to The Victor L. Phillips Company. The company picked up its first big manufacturer deal in 1917 with Ingersoll-Rand and have been a dealer ever since. In 2004, Atlas Copco finalized the acquisition of Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Solutions.

For more information, visit www.vlpco.com.

CEG