The Creator Of The Iconic Red Solo Cup Died Last Week
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Robert Leo Hulseman, the man credited with inventing the iconic red Solo cup, died last week. He was 84 years old.
The former president and chief executive of Solo Cup Co. died on Dec. 21 at his home in Northfield, Illinois, according to Donnellan Family Funeral Services. No cause of death has been announced.
Hulseman started working at the Solo Cup Company, a business started by his father, when he was just 18 years old, according to an obituary published in the Chicago Tribune. He eventually succeeded his father as CEO and oversaw the company’s growth into one of the world’s largest food service packaging companies.
During the 1970s, the company introduced the now-famous red plastic cup, which has become a staple at parties, picnics, tailgates and gatherings of all sorts. Hulseman is also credited with developing the ubiquitous “traveler lid,” a staple on coffee cups everwhere.
“Throughout his life, Bob was a gentleman who demonstrated class at all turns and a great
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