Employee-Owners

Joe Pullano recieves 2016 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Joe Pullano recieves 2016 President's Award for Manager of the Year

David Huber, Chris Fitterling, Jeff Clair, Joe Pullano, and Don Rongione

Joe was recognized with a plaque for going above and beyond the call of duty to achieve results for our customers and our company. His commitment, ownership, and positive spirit sets a standard for customer service excellence for our industry and exemplifies stewardship of America's oldest hat maker. Congratulations Joe!

Luling Chen receives 2015 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Luling Chen receives 2015 President's Award for Manager of the Year

L-R: Jeff Clair, Dave Huber, Luling Chen, and Don Rongione

Luling was recognized with a plaque for consistently exhibiting a team-first approach to her role while striving for excellence. Congratulations to Luling!

Daphne Young receives 2014 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Daphne Young receives 2014 President's Award for Manager of the Year

L-R: Jeff Clair, Don Rongione, Daphne Young, Dave Huber, and Chris Fitterling

Daphne was recognized with a plaque for exemplifying commitment, ownership, and engagement in her role as our Human Resources Manager. Outstanding job in wearing so many hats!

Congratulations to Daphne Young!

Paula Calvert receives 2013 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Paula Calvert receives 2013 President's Award

L-R: Dave Huber, Don Rongione, Paula Calvert, Christopher Swan & Chris Fitterling

Paula was recognized with a plaque for her outstanding creativity, timeless efforts and critically acclaimed results in advancing the Bailey brand throughout the world.

Congratulations to Paula and the marketing team!

Ladd Hughes receives 2012 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Ladd Hughes receives 2012 President's Award

L-R: Christopher Swan, Dave Huber, Ladd Hughes, Don Rongione and Chris Fitterling

Ladd was recognized with a plaque which read: "Ladd has demonstrated exceptional ownership for all elements of our wool scouring operation. Ladd's leadership of his team, his hands on involvement and his entrepreneurial and "can do" approach to our business has resulted in a record profit year for Bollman Industries."

Congratulations to Ladd and the entire scouring team!

Doug Sachs Receives 2011 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Doug Sachs Receives 2011 President's Award

L-R: Christopher Swan, Don Rongione, Doug Sachs, Chris Fitterling, and Dave Huber

Doug was recognized with a plaque which read: “Doug has demonstrated exceptional stewardship by having his department take responsibility for all logistics and leading a process to improve supplier performance. The success of these initiatives will improve customer satisfaction and company profits.”

Congratulations to Doug and the entire sourcing team!

Kim Darling Recieves 2010 President's Award for Manager of the Year

Kim was recognized with a plaque which read: “For leading your team to a second consecutive record high in profits despite the global recession and the loss of our key supplier.”

Congratulations to Kim and the entire Helen Kaminski team!

Kathy Wong Awarded President's Award for Manager of the Year 2009



L-R Christopher Swan, Chris Fitterling, Kathy Wong, Dave Huber, Don Rongione

Congratulations to Kathy Wong who was awarded the President’s Award by the Executive Team at this year’s annual management meeting. Kathy, Bollman's Global Finacial Director, received the award for her extraordinary and selfless drive to serve our Company and Employee/Owners with hard work, focus and openness to change. Kathy led the successful implementation of a new accounting system while never compromising a high level or responsiveness and attention to critical details.

Mike Casey Awarded President's Award for Manager of the Year 2008


Bollman Hat Company is pleased and proud to congratulate Mike Casey, Director of Customer Service & Credit, on being the recipient of Bollman Hat Company's 2008 President's Award for Manager of the Year!

At the Bollman Hat Company’s Annual General Meeting, held at Shady Maple Banquet Hall in East Earl, PA on March 17, 2009, Mike Casey was awarded the 2008 President’s Award for Manager of the Year by Don Rongione, President & CEO, for his exceptional leadership in enhancing Customer Service, protecting the company from bad debts and invigorating the Quality Leadership Team. Bollman Hat Company would like to thank Mike Casey for his exemplary service both to Bollman Hat Company and its customers, and is proud to have such an innovator leading their Customer Service and Credit departments.

Charlotte Dyslin Awarded President's Award for Manager of the Year 2007

From Left to Right: Don Rongione, President & CEO; Dave Huber, CFO/COO; Charlotte Dyslin, Christopher Swan, Chief Branding Officer/Exec. VP Sales & Marketing; Gary Craley; Chris Fitterling, VP Administration

Charlotte Dyslin was awarded the President’s Award by the Executive Team at this year’s annual management meeting. Charlotte received the award for her exceptional leadership and results in growing sales and profits while reducing costs and achieving goals in North America and Europe.

National Hat Day

Don Rongione presenting Sherri Hikes with a check for her L.I.P.S. Suggestion

Bruce Anderson receiving an award for his LIPS suggestion

Congratulations and Thank You For Over 50 Years Of Service!

50 years of service

Pictured left to right — Don Rongione, President & CEO of Bollman Hat Company, congratulates George Wenrich, James Leisey and Richard Fry for their combined service of over 160 years!