H. Allen Rice
Founder 1935 - 2015
The founder of Multipure, H. Allen Rice, built the company from the ground up in 1970, starting from a concept and a brilliant idea, and developing it with his brother, Alvin. H. Allen and Alvin developed Multipure's signature solid carbon block filter in 1975, and over the years guided the company from a 2-person operation to a worldwide manufacturer of high-quality drinking water systems and the provider of a life-changing Business Opportunity. H. Allen's work experiences demonstrate his innovative nature - after serving as an Air Force Airman, he recognized a need for better family swim training, and developed a swim school for soldiers' children, working as both an athletic director and swim instructor. Later on, he conceptualized a newer, more consumer-oriented photography business. Eventually, recognizing a need for better quality drinking water, he founded Multipure, developed his revolutionary solid carbon block filter, and created the Business Opportunity as a way to reach more customers while offering people the chance to improve their lives.
H. Allen sums up Multipure in one word: "Opportunity." Multipure represents the opportunity for better water, the opportunity for a healthier life, and the opportunity for financial success. Multipure is a business dedicated to helping others improve their lives and succeed; his goal is for Multipure to continue growing and evolving, to reach more people, improve more lives, and attain new levels of success for the company and for its entire family of Builders.
H. Allen credits his success and his accomplishments with his desire to help others. He learned his work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit as a child of very humble means growing up in North Carolina, always searching for opportunities to earn money, and working hard for every dollar earned. As an Airman at Brooks Air Force Base, he helped build a swim school for children, and in the process learned the power of duplication - of training others to duplicate your skill and effort as a means to increase your business. H. Allen believes that everyone encounters certain turning points - "magic moments" - that can shape and define the course of one's life; the key to success is in recognizing these moments and seizing the opportunities they present. H. Allen describes his philosophy for life with the words of Ronald Reagan - "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
CEO & Co-Founder
For over 40 years, Alvin Rice has been leading and operating Multipure with his brother, H. Allen Rice. In 1970, at the age of 22, Alvin co-founded Multipure, and in 1975, Alvin and H. Allen developed Multipure's revolutionary solid carbon block filter - an industry leading technology that has yet to be surpassed. Alvin has spent his entire career dedicated to the operation and growth of Multipure, overseeing everything from Manufacturing, to Marketing, to Business Operations. He is incredibly proud to work with family, and has educated his son and daughter-in-law with all the knowledge and experience that he has learned in his years building and developing Multipure. Alvin is confident that this next generation is ready to lead Multipure into a future of strong, continuing growth, innovation, and success.
For Alvin, Multipure is the world's premier manufacturer of carbon block filters, providing superior performance that is supported by NSF certification. It is a company dedicated to helping people, by providing the best quality water available, and by providing the opportunity for success. Alvin sees incredible growth in Multipure's future, and expects that the development of Multipure over the next 5 years will exceed that of the previous 40 years. He envisions Multipure's continued expansion of factories and markets in regions across the world.
Born in the small town of Sylva, North Carolina, Alvin migrated west to join his brother, where he attained an Associate of Arts Degree from Los Angeles Valley College. He appreciates the words of sales motivator Red Motley, "Nothing happens until someone sells something." He admires self-made successes and innovators such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and takes pride in the way Multipure helps people live longer, healthier, more successful lives. He is grateful for everyone involved with Multipure - employees, Builders, and customers - and treasures the fact that many Multipure employees and Builders have been with the company for decades.
Zachary Rice, MBA
The innovative leader of Multipure, Zachary Rice oversees all of the operational aspects of the company, drawing on over a dozen years of experience in International Business, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Engineering, and Sales. Zachary is directly responsible for advancements in Multipure's operational capabilities, improving manufacturing quality, control, and efficiency through the development and implementation of new manufacturing systems. Committed to the growth and development of Multipure, Zachary spearheaded the launch of global manufacturing and further developed sales channels. He is also responsible for the development of Multipure's newest products, including the Aquamini compact travel system and Aquasource whole house system.
For Zachary, Multipure is a company that improves and protects the health of its customers through innovative, high-quality water filtration products. He believes that anyone in the world who cares about clean drinking water can use a great Multipure product, and he envisions a future where Multipure is globally recognized and synonymous with quality, professionalism, and integrity.
Born and raised in Southern California, Zachary attained both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He greatly admires those who work and risk for the betterment of others, and identifies with Robert F. Kennedy's statement, "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." Zachary is also a modern Renaissance man - in addition to guiding Multipure, he is a licensed SCUBA diver, a talented pianist, and a proficient skier.
Executive Vice President
A Certified Public Accountant, Jennifer Rice is responsible for all of the administrative aspects of Multipure, utilizing over ten years of experience in the fields of Banking, Accounting, Auditing, Legal, and Administration. In the past, she served as a lead client service manager for a Fortune 500 company while working as an auditor for a Big Four accounting firm, where she prepared earnings releases, debt deals, and SEC filings. At Multipure, she developed intercompany business systems to facilitate faster administrative turnaround times and spearheaded the recertification program for all Multipure product lines. Jennifer oversees all functions ranging from accounting, legal, certifications, and corporate policy, to human resources, regulatory, safety, and customer service. She is the driving force behind the Pure Foundation, a charitable organization that leverages Multipure's knowledge and expertise to provide education, assistance, and health improvement to the public.
As a modern professional balancing work and family life, Jennifer feels that Multipure serves an important role in improving quality of life, both physically and financially. Multipure enables families to protect themselves against water contaminants and gives them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream and attain financial freedom. For Jennifer, the research available on drinking water issues should convince everyone of the necessity of a Multipure drinking water system in the home. She foresees stable, long-term growth for Multipure, and a continuation of its unwavering dedication to its customers and its high-quality products.
Originally from Canyon Country, California, Jennifer attended the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She lists as a favorite quote Thomas Jefferson's statement, "The moral sense, or conscience, is as much a part of man as his leg or his arm." Much like her husband, Zachary, Jennifer is proficient in a wide array of activities - she is a licensed SCUBA diver, a skilled sand rail and all-terrain vehicle driver, a committed couponer, and an accomplished mother.