Phoenix Contact USA
As president for the past 21 years, Jack Nehlig leads the U.S. operations of Phoenix Contact.
He described his leadership style as positive, caring and strategic. “I believe in caring for your customers, your people and your mission, in being authentic, compassionate and transparent. I believe great leaders work with their team to develop solid strategies and plans. My impact on our organization is not mine to judge, but I believe our constant sales growth and local employment are positive for our owners and the community.”
Nehlig began his career out of college in industrial automation and control. “My technical degree led me to this industry, and it has been a perfect fit for my skills and interests,” he said. “My first job was technical sales, and then I had a series of diverse management positions, preparing me for and leading me to general management.”
“I have always been active outdoors and in sports,” Nehlig said when asked what he does to relax. “I am a golfer and water sports lover. We enjoy the Finger Lakes region of New York and have a classic wooden boat. I also own a few snowmobiles to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. We have three sons and two grandsons and spend as much time with them as possible.”