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Citadel News Service

For Release
March 11, 2003

Tupperware's top executive coming to The Citadel

         Rick Goings, chairman and chief executive officer of Tupperware Corp., will be the guest speaker during The Citadel's Spring Leadership Forum Luncheon at noon Friday, April 11.

         The luncheon is sponsored by the School of Business Administration. Registration is $25 by Thursday, April 3. Registration for Citadel faculty, students and staff is $10. The luncheon will be held in the Greater Issues Room in Mark Clark Hall on The Citadel campus.

         With sales exceeding $1.2 billion annually, Tupperware is one of the world's leading direct sellers. Tupperware's premium products reach consumers in more than 100 countries.

         Following college, 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 and since has held several senior management positions, including president of Avon Germany and group vice president and senior operating officer in the Pacific Rim. In the United States he served as president of Avon USA.

         During the Vietnam War Goings served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer, USS Power. In 1999, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored him with the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award for his outstanding leadership as their National Chairman. The People's Republic of China recognized him with the Marco Polo Award in March of 2000 for his visionary leadership, significant role in China's economic development and concern for Chinese society.

         The Leadership Forum Luncheon Series was created in 2002 by The Citadel's School of Business to showcase outstanding leaders and involve students, faculty, staff, community members, business owners and managers in intellectually challenging and inspirational presentations.

         Registration was available online at (broken link)




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