Mini Nationals Are Making Maximum Impact

When Frederick A. Krehbiel graduated from college in 1963, his older brother was already running U.S. operations for the family business, Molex Inc. That left Fred with the rest of the world, which seemed like a consolation prize for the No.2 son. His father gave him a paltry budget of $25,000 to start attacking the Japanese market. "I think he was merely trying to find something for me to do," Fred now says.

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