A pioneer in Michigan's manufacturing community for over 40 years,

William T. Phillips has completed work on a new autobiography titled "An American Entrepreneur." The 76 year-old founder and chairman of Livonia, Michigan based Phillips Services Industries (PSI) shares real-world experiences gleaned from a career spent innovating and shaping American industry.


Phillips’ PSI has been providing world-class products and services to the aerospace, defense, automotive, semiconductor and other manufacturing markets since 1967 through its six subsidiary companies. Today, PSI companies gross more than $120 million annually and carry-out many intricate contracts with prime defense contractors and the United States military.

From his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son in rural Arkansas, to his meetings with Senators, Presidents and Popes, Bill Phillips’ story is a fascinating, warmly told remembrance of a hugely successful and entertaining life.

“One of the great things about America is the entrepreneurial spirit of our country. And Mr. Phillips is an entrepreneur,” said George W. Bush, former President of the United States. “And one of the things we’ve got to do in America is keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive and well.”

Chock full of funny anecdotes and life lessons, An American Entrepreneur is also a heart-felt story of how a Korean War-era veteran and father of eight did things his way and made lasting contributions to his country, his family and his community.



The Book
"An American Entrepreneur"
by William T. Phillips
is now available for

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