Robert Leo Hulseman, the creator of the Red Solo Cup is dead, he died at the age of 84 on Wednesday, December 21. He was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully, according to his family.
Hulseman who began working at his father's business, Solo Cup Company at age 18, eventuallybecame president amd CEO and retired after 60 years in 2015.
|RIP Robert Hulseman|
Hulseman was credited for inventing the popular Red Solo Cup in the 1970s. "He was known as an innovator, a hands-on manufacturing expert, and an industry pioneer; many of the products he developed are ubiquitous today, including the Red Solo Cup and the Traveler Lid," Hulseman's obituary reads. "Throughout his life, Bob was a gentleman who demonstrated class at all turns and a great deal of trust in others."
He is survived by nine of his kids, 11 nieces and nephews and 29 grandchildren.