Phill Handy, a native American, grew up in a family with a father that knew how to build and fix anything – and he passed this passion onto his children. As an adult, now in Germany, Phill continually discovered that there were items or devises that could be better (so he tried to fix or improve them) or could not find (so he tried to make them). In the business world, he is an entrepreneur who has created over five companies, two of which he still manages – in addition to the MakerSpace. Phill is customer focused and service oriented, believing that “we can do anything”, and “it’s always been done this way” or “we have never done that before” are not valid reasons for not trying. He believes that Germany has great potential, great ideas, and super skilled workers who are waiting to release a flood of ideas, products and solutions if given the right equipment, education, and environment.