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December 29th, 2016, 04:21 AM
The creator of the Red Solo Cup died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 84.

Robert Leo Hulseman lived in Northfield, Illinois, but spent much of his time in Scottsdale, Arizona. He began working for his father’s business – the Solo Cup Company – at the age of 18. He then worked his way to the top to become president and CEO.

As president and CEO, Hulseman “oversaw the company’s growth into one of the largest food service packaging companies in the world,” according to an obituary posted by the Donnellan Funeral Home in Skokie. “He was known as an innovator, a hands-on manufacturing expert, and an industry pioneer.”

Rest in piece, sir.
Without this man, family get-togethers, campouts, trashy teenage parties, and other get-togethers wouldn't be as amazing as they are with the all too familiar Solo Cup... In red of course.

January 1st, 2017, 10:43 PM
Judging by your profile picture and signature, this is practically a death in the family. Rest in peace, you magnificent man.

January 1st, 2017, 10:52 PM
Red Solo Cup, I fill you up, let's have a party.....

RIP, Mr. Hulseman.