Randall Phillips is a project engineer with Republic Tool & Manufacturing Corp., a subsidiary of The Scotts Co., the lawncare giant based in Columbus, Ohio. He possesses more than 16 years of extensive experience in plastics manufacturing, encompassing a wide range of skills and responsibilities in manufacturing operations and engineering
Phillips will share the pain and lessons learned by Scotts' large captive molding operation as it got hammered by soaring energy prices in the San Diego area. During his nine years with Republic, he has held various positions including molding manager, plant engineering supervisor, maintenance manager and Steel Department production manager.
Under his current title of project engineer, Phillips is responsible for the manufacturing layout, system design and logistics, to move the current Scott's three-building Carlsbad, Calif., facility, to a single, 410,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif.
Republic is a vertically integrated manufacturer of Scotts' lawn spreaders. The company operates 40 injection presses up to 950 tons and employs about 300 in Carlsbad. Scotts bought Republic in 1992.
Prior to his employment with Republic Tool, Phillips was the production manager for Roberts Irrigation Products Inc., in San Marcos, Calif.
The Scotts Co. Web site is www.scotts.com.