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Philip "Phil" Hendrickson graduated from HBS in 1947 and, after a brief stint with a manufacturing firm in Massachusetts, joined Krueger International, a small furniture business in his home state of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the firm grew rapidly and gained widespread recognition for its innovative designs. Phil has since gone on to launch or support numerous successful ventures. Among these is the manufacturing of Diaper Genie products for North and South America, the Boulder-based restaurant franchise called Noodles, and several other ventures. Phil described his journey as an entrepreneur in an interview at his office in Green Bay, Wisconsin in October 2002.