Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 11, 2003

Rick Goings – Tupperware Corporation (tup)

RICK GOINGS is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Corporation. With sales exceeding $1.1 billion annually, Tupperware is one of the world's leading direct sellers of food storage, preparation and serving items. Tupperware's premium products reach consumers in more than 100 countries. Following college, Mr. Goings was Founder and President of Dynamics Inc., one of the nation's first direct sellers of home security systems. He was recruited to Avon Products Inc. in 1985 where he held a number of senior management positions: in Europe as President of Avon Germany, in the Pacific Rim as Group Vice President and Senior Operating Officer and ultimately in the United States where he served as President of Avon USA. A Vietnam-era veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer USS Power. In 1999, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored Mr. Goings with their most prestigious award, the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award, for his outstanding leadership as their National Chairman. Additionally, the People's Republic of China recognized him with the Marco Polo Award in March 2000 for his visionary leadership, his significant role in China's economic development and concern for Chinese society. Mr. Goings was educated at Guilford College and in 2002 received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Bryant College. Currently, Mr. Goings serves on the Board of Directors for Tupperware Corporation, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., Rollins College, and SunTrust Bank, N.A., and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America where he is also Vice Chairman. Profile
TWST: Could you tell us what Tupperware does and give us a brief

history of the company?

Mr. Goings: Tupperware started off right after the Second World

War. An innovative engineer, who had