Philip Hendrickson, MBA 1947

Krueger International

Interview conducted in October 2002

Philip “Phil” Hendrickson graduated from HBS in 1947. After a brief stint with a manufacturing firm in Massachusetts, he 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 went on to launch or support numerous successful ventures, including the manufacturing of Diaper Genie products for North and South America, and the Boulder-based restaurant franchise Noodles. Phil described his journey as an entrepreneur in an interview at his office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in October 2002. Interviewer: Amy Blitz, HBS Director of Media Development for Entrepreneurial Management. Phil Hendrickson died in 2017.

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