Michael W. Rice

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Michael W. Rice (b. Dec 9, 1943), son of Francis Xavier Rice and Arlene (Utz) Rice of Hanover, Pennsylvania, is an American businessman serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Utz Quality Foods, Inc. since 1978. [1] Rice is an alumnus of Mount St. Mary's University class of 1965, and he holds a law degree from George Washington University School of Law. [2] During his tenure as CEO of Utz, he has led the expansion of the company to most of the Eastern United States with revenues exceeding $500 million per year in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "Utz Quality Foods history". Utz Quality Foods, Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Michael Rice Class of 1965". Mount St. Marys University. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Utz unfazed by merger withdrawal". Central Penn Business Journal, Nov 13, 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2010.