President of PM Signs Inc.
Mountainair, New Mexico
President of P&M Signs, Inc.
Civic and Community Leadership Activities
Second Vice Chair New Mexico State Republican Party 2014-2016
National Hispanic Cultural Center Board – Appointed by Governor Martinez and Confirmed by the
New Mexico State Senate – 2011 to Present
New Mexico National Republican Party Delegate or Alternate 1984 – 2016
Was selected to represent Small Business as a nationally televised speaker at the Republican National
Convention in Tampa, FL – 2012
Member of the New Mexico Republican State Central Committee nearly 40 years
Torrance County Republican Party Leadership
Chairman – 1992 – 1995
First Vice-Chairman – 1996 – 1998
Second Vice-Chairman – 2000 to Present
George W. Bush for President – County Chairman – Torrance County – 2000
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program CFRP Technical Advisory Panel – 2001 to 2008
New Mexico Small Business Development Center State-wide Council Advisory Board
Member – 1995 to Present and Chairman – 1987 – 1989
SBDC Valencia Community College Board Member – 1993-1998
Mountainair City Council Member – 1994 – 1997
Mountainair Chamber of Commerce Member 1994 – 1998
President – 1994
Chief Executive Officer, P&M Signs, Inc., Mountainair, NM – 1992 to Present
Projects include overseeing day to day operations, contracting with federal branches including the USDA, the GSA, SBA, U. S. Forest Service, and national parks to manufacture all types of signs. Experience includes working with government programs on the local, state, and national levels.
Chief Executive Officer, P&M Plastics, Inc., Mountainair, NM – 1998 to Present
Started a joint venture with the Forest Products Laboratory in 1994 to develop a marketable plastic-small diameter wood product. This patented invention named “Altree” will address many environmental issues, including landfills and watersheds. This project has been assisted by working with many government entities including Sandia National Laboratories, Forest Products Laboratories, New Mexico State University, and the RC&D council.
Chief Executive Officer, P&M Lumber, LLC Mountainair, NM – 2007 to Present
P&M Lumber, LLC was created to produce milled lumber products from the trees that were being brought out of the forest by P&M Plastics, Inc., under a CFRP grant.
Chief Financial Officer, Ojo Caliente Craftsman Ojo Caliente 1970 – 1990
Worked with Missoula Equipment Development Center for 15 years on a durability study for signs, worked to develop specifications for signs nationwide, including testing which substrate and which types of sheeting best works in which locations. Developed and patented a new cattle guard system in use today as well as a second patent for vandalism proof hardware.
Received certificate from UNM Anderson School of Business Management in 2001
Took courses in business administration and accounting at Northern New Mexico Community College
Author of Traveling New Mexico and Women Marked for History both published through Sunstone Press
Successfully patented 5 products in 2013. One additional patent is pending.
Through SBA 8A and GSA contracts, have successfully manufactured the majority of the road sign systems for the U. S. Forest Service roads.
After winning the Republican Primary in the 3rd Congressional District for Congress I ran against Bill Richardson in 1990
Ran successfully for State Senate in 1996.
Was selected to meet with President George W. Bush on his trip to New Mexico to talk about Small Business – 2004
MBDA Minority Business Manufacturer of the Year 2007
Department of Agriculture & NMBA National Most Successful Minority Owned Business – 1984 & 2007
Presidential Executive Meritorious Rank Award – 2001
USDA Region 2 Conservation District Conservation Service Award – 2001
Claunch-Pinto SWCD Conservation Service Award – 2001
UNM-Valencia Small Business Award for Outstanding Small Business in Torrance County – 1992
Green Zia Quality Award – 1986
Dallas Region Department of Commerce Most Successful Minority Owned Business – 1984
Department of Agriculture National Most Successful Minority Owned Business – 1984
Small Business Association Regional Award – 1984, 1985, 1986
He is the author of Traveling New Mexico and co-author with his wife, Rosanne Roberts Archuletta of Women Marked for History, both published by Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, NM. The couple won the New Mexico Historic Preservation award in 2015. He is currently seeking literary representation and a publisher for his third book, By the Grace of God! My Story about Winning and Losing in the World of Business, Politics, Inventions and Love.
He is a native New Mexican, born in 1946 in the town of EI Rito located in Rio Arriba County. He is one of the founders of Ojo Caliente Craftsman a company that went on to be one of the largest manufacturers in Northern New Mexico in the 1970’s and 80’s. Today, he is the CEO of P&M Signs, Inc., and he oversees the companies’ contracts with the U. S. Forest
Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Homeland Security, the New Mexico Highway Department and cities, counties, and municipalities throughout the United States. He has the distinction of having one of the few Smokey Bear franchises in the country.
In addition to his “day job,” Phil has been inventing and patenting products throughout his lifetime. He invented an anti-vandalism hardware device known as the “Tuffnut.” He initiated a contract in the early 1980’s with Rockwell International by which he was manufacturing ground support platforms for the B-1 Bomber project. He then went on to develop and patent the first meta) ~based Cattle Guard. This invention was sold to federal and state agencies throughout the country. Today he is seeking the fu ding needed to begin the manufacturing of his latest patented invention, Altree. This product takes the fuel that has been creating the catastrophic forest fires, and the plastic milk bottles in the landfills, to create a durable building product. Altree was featured at a food product of the Future Conference by the United Nations held in Switzerland in 2010.
He has been married to Rosanne Roberts Archuletta since November 2010. He has three children and seven grandchildren.