ORLANDO, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Goings, chairman and chief executive officer of Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP), received the CEO of the Year award from the Holmes Group, an organization dedicated to proving and improving the value of public relations, during a May 7 ceremony in New York City.
The inaugural award honors one visionary CEO who works diligently to enhance the role of public relations within his or her organization and demonstrates a clear commitment to ensuring that the organization embraces the principles of ethical and effective public relations, in its culture, its communications and its actions.
Under Goings' leadership, Tupperware Brands, a global lifestyle solutions and beauty products company, has thrived with a multi-billion dollar portfolio and global scale of the corporation, with much of that growth coming from emerging markets. During his tenure, Goings has grown the company significantly and has contemporized its entire business model, including product lines, party selling system, and compensation and recruiting approaches.
Goings' multi-faceted commitment to philanthropic, volunteerism and cause initiatives have increased the economic stability, health and education of women ― and, by extension, their families and communities ― around the world. Last year, the company engaged the Global Fairness Initiative, a valued partner in researching and delivering sustainable approaches to economic development, in order to develop and implement an independent research study to quantify the positive economic and social impact of the Tupperware and Fuller Cosmetics business opportunities for women in Mexico.
Goings' achievements as Tupperware Brands CEO include:
- Global impact and product innovation: Transforming product innovation – with 25 percent of sales coming from new products every year - gains in emerging markets including Indonesia, which has achieved local currency year-over-year sales growth in excess of 30 percent for the past six years, India, up 37 percent in 2012, and Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey and Venezuela experiencing double digit growth;
- Women empowerment: Providing life-changing opportunities for a global, growing sales force of 2.7 million women, and empowering women through entrepreneurism, educational programs and training;
- Elevating the essence of the brand: Tupperware Brands doesn't advertise. Goings ensures that the company truly communicates the spirit of the brand and core values through powerful public relations efforts;
- Philanthropy: Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America for more than 20 years and making it the company's signature philanthropic partner and sponsoring their premier youth leadership program, Youth of the Year; honored with the Herbert Humanitarian Award for his outstanding leadership as their National Chairman
"I am honored to receive this award from the Holmes Group, as I believe that in our changing global world, communications is more important than ever before and can help bring to the foreground important issues facing today's world," said Goings. "Our business is stronger than ever – diversified, balanced, and one that performs well in all economies, clearly illustrated by our strong geographic mix across emerging and established markets. Though the issues and challenges for women and girls around the world are still enormous, we strive to combine sustained planned efforts with passion and focus to drive progress and make our global impact a reality."
Goings joined Tupperware Brands 20 years ago. The company recently announced its first quarter earnings, which continues to yield positive results with sales up more than 10 percent in local currency in emerging markets and revenue topping $660 million. Since December, the company has seen its market cap increase to $4.3 billion. Earlier this year, FORTUNE named Tupperware Brands a World's Most Admired Company for a sixth consecutive year.
About Tupperware Brands Corporation
Tupperware Brands Corporation is a portfolio of global direct selling companies, selling innovative, premium products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force of 2.7 million. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products for consumers through the Armand Dupree, Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.
About Rick Goings
Rick Goings is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Brands Corporation, a multi-billion dollar global portfolio of direct selling companies. The portfolio includes not only Tupperware, but multiple beauty brands including Avroy Shlain Cosmetics, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, Nuvo Cosmetics and Armand Dupree brands.
While still in college, Goings founded 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: including President Avon Germany, Group Vice President & Senior Operating Officer Pacific Rim, and President of Avon USA. He joined Tupperware in 1992 as President of Tupperware Worldwide.
For more than twenty years he has served on the national Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he also served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Governors. Goings is a trustee of Rollins College, a participant of the World Economic Forum (WEF), a member of the Board of Executive Advisors for the Yale School of Management's Chief Executive Leadership Institute and a member of the Florida Council of 100. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for SunTrust Bank, N.A., and of the boards of Reynolds American Inc. (formerly RJR), Premark International, Inc. and RR Donnelly.
In 2010, Goings was recognized by the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, with the distinguished decree of "Knight of the Legion of Honor" in recognition of his long term dedication to the role of women in developing countries and children's causes. The People's Republic of China recognized Goings with the Marco Polo Award in Beijing for his visionary leadership and his significant role in China's economic development. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored him with their highest award, the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award, for his outstanding leadership as their National Chairman.
Goings was educated at Guilford College and has received a Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa, from Rollins College in Florida, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration honoris causa from Bryant College in Rhode Island. Goings also served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer, USS Power.
He and his wife, Susan, reside in Windermere, Florida.
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SOURCE Tupperware Brands Corporation