Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> October 6, 1999

E. V. Goings – Tupperware Corporation (tup)

E.V. GOINGS was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Corporation effective October 1, 1997. Before that he served as President of Tupperware since November 1992. Prior to joining Tupperware, Mr. Goings held a number of top management positions with Avon Products, Inc. He joined Avon in 1985, charged with updating the traditional direct sales business. In 1987, he was named President of Avon Germany, a business in decline for more than a decade. Based in Munich, Mr. Goings developed and implemented an effective turnaround strategy, as well as laid the groundwork for entry into Eastern Europe. In 1988, Mr. Goings was promoted to group Vice President, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. During his tenure, Pacific Rim sales and profits grew over 15 percent. In 1989, he returned to New York as President of Avon, U.S.A. Under his leadership until 1992, sales and profits grew; however, most notable was a restoration of the investment community's confidence in Avon's management and future business potential. Currently Mr. Goings serves as Chairman of the Tupperware board and on the board of SunTrust Bank, N.A. He is also the former Chairman of the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and serves on the Board of Overseers for the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Mr. Goings was educated at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Navy, seeing active duty in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Profile
TWST: Could you give us a brief overview and history of Tupperware?

Mr. Goings: Tupperware just passed its 50-year mark three years ago.

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