Roderick “Rod” Phillips

Roderick Phillips

Title: Inventor, Electrical Technician
on: Hughesville, Pennsylvania, United States

Roderick Phillips, Inventor and Electrical Technician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership as an entrepreneur and innovator.

Boasting 30 years of experience as an electrical technician, Mr. Phillips is an accomplished inventor and patent holder of Upper Desk. The company provides innovative technology solutions for daily living to make using devices more comfortable, functional, and ergonomic. For its award-winning retail products, Upper Desk has received a Small Business Impact award nomination in Pennsylvania, and its signature Portable Tablet Mount for Cabinets has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gold Award for Innovation at the 2014 National Hardware Show and the 2014 New Product Development Award from Bucknell University’s Small Business Development Center.

Additionally, Mr. Phillips’ company has been the recipient of an International Home and Houseware Innovation Finalist Award in 2014. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College and has completed a two-year electrical program. The proud father of his daughter Stephanie, who serves as the president of Upper Desk, he is also a loving grandfather to three grandchildren. Mr. Phillips attributes his success to his grandfather, Virgil Broan, who taught him to think through problems and create things in his workshop. In the coming years, Mr. Phillips looks forward to seeing his products redesigned and back on the market.

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