KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal announced today that Steve Phillips has joined the organization as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
A veteran sales operations and marketing executive with industry and government experience, Mr. Phillips brings more than 30 years of expertise in sales leadership, strategic partnerships, P&L management, strategic planning and execution, brand strategies, and market penetration.
Phillips will assume responsibility for sales and marketing throughout MRIGlobal, supporting research operations for global health security including pharmaceutical sciences, medical countermeasures, and diagnostics; energy; and defense and infrastructure programs.
His vast experience in pharmaceutical and biotech includes leading brand strategy and implementing key objectives for growth. Prior to MRIGlobal, Mr. Phillips held sales leadership positions at Grifols, Inc.; Merck and Co.; Schering-Plough Corp.; and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Inc.
"Steve brings a wealth of expertise to our organization," said Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. "As we expand into greater global markets, Steve's results-oriented approach and strategic leadership will play a pivotal role in moving us forward."
"Our clients benefit from our growing capabilities," said Bob Conklin, Vice President of Defense & Infrastructure. "The leaps we have made in energy and global health security, create added value for our health and biotech clients. We welcome Steve to the team and look forward to reaching a broader client base."
"MRIGlobal is a top-notch, well-respected research organization with a stellar reputation for honesty and integrity, quality service, and customer focus," said Steve Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "I am eager to spread the word and excited to lead our team in new markets."
MRIGlobal, an independent research and development organization, delivers solutions in global health, national security and defense, and energy and the environment. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering, and program integration and management for clients in industry, government, and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., and operates in nine states and Washington, D.C.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.