Hubbert, Philip F.|
Philip F. Hubbert; age 70, passed peacefully, March 22, 2016, after a long illness. Born in Hinsdale, IL he was predeceased by his parents Douglas and Lucile Capps Hubbert and both brothers, Douglas and Gregory. Phil is survived by his wife Susan (Sonja), two sisters Beverly (Doug) Barnes and Elaine (James) Leinart, three children, Lucie Cripe, Sarah (Rob) Bryan and US Army Majors Patrick (Brandy) Malone. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Taylor, Cameron, Madeline, Colbie, Gracie, Alex and Samuel. He was a caring, generous and loving, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend and employer. Phil enjoyed his frequent world travels for business or pleasure and developed a huge fondness and fascination with all things airport and airline. From an early age he was a confident traveler. He could pack on a moment's notice, always carried his passport, and could travel for weeks with only a briefcase and small carry on. He began his career at the University of Cincinnati graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering class of 1968 and was a member of the "Triangle" Engineering Fraternity. Phil worked for almost 50 years in his field, starting with college intern programs, then with McDonnell Douglas and Hewlett Packard where he contributed to the Apollo space program. Later career moves took him to Honeywell PMSD, NEC Electronics, General Instruments Microelectronics (now Microchip) and Standard Micro Systems before starting his own business. He was one of the founding partners, President and CEO of Device Engineering Incorporated (DEI), of Chandler, AZ, a fabless International semiconductor company founded in 1990. Phil was instrumental in growing DEI into a world class supplier of Avionics semiconductor components sold worldwide. All commercial aircraft that fly today have microchips designed by DEI. This was one of his many proud achievements and he always credited the hard work and effort of everyone on his team. As an employer Phil was generous to all, considering his employees as family and treating his Rep organization and customers with respect, integrity and honesty. Phil retired in 2014 from Device Engineering, after completing a transition from privately held to an Employee Owned ESOP company, ensuring his employees job security and their ability to participate in the future financial growth and success of the Company. He will be missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held at his favorite Chandler, AZ restaurant, La Stalla's on Saturday April 16th. There will be a short program for DEI colleagues beginning at 10:30 am. Family and friends are invited to join the immediate family from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers the family requests donations to the USO to honor our nation's servicemen or the favorite
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Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2016