In Memory of Phil Wood
According to a post on Bicycle Retailer:
Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died this week on his farm in Baxter, Iowa. He was 84.
He started the Phil Wood Company in 1971 as primarily a hub maker, though he offered other components. He sold the business to Peter Enright and a group of investors in 1991.
I know Phil’s granddaughter, and through her I know that Phil was a genuinely good guy. His business was built on ethics and integrity, and the quality of his products reflected that.