President and Chief Executive Officer
Don joined Bollman in 1982 as Controller and has served in several roles including Vice President of Finance and Operations, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Don was named President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman on July 1, 2002.
Don grew up in Philadelphia and attended LaSalle College High School and LaSalle College. He became President of Student Government in both schools. He was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in management and accounting from LaSalle in 1979 and obtained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1981. Prior to joining Bollman, Don was as a Senior Auditor with KPMG in Philadelphia.
Don and his wife, Maryellen Kueny, have been married for 40 years. They have four sons and two grandsons.
They are loyal fans of the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers and Eagles and enjoy music and outdoor activities.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Dave is a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and graduated from McCaskey High School in 1984. In 1988 Dave graduated cum laude from Millersville University with a bachelors degree in business administration and a concentration in accounting. Upon graduating from College Dave joined KPMG Peat Marwick and received his CPA.
In a public accounting career of 13 years, Dave progressed to the position of senior manager in the assurance and business advisory practice before joining his former client (Bollman Hat Company). Dave joined Bollman in 2001 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Company. Dave's primary responsibilities include overseeing the global financial, information technology and operating functions of the Company.
Dave and his wife are the proud parents of two boys. Dave enjoys spending time with his family exploring the great outdoors.
Executive Vice President of Global Sales
Jeff joined the Bollman Hat Company in May 2014. A senior sales and merchandising executive, he has held positions in both the manufacturing and retail industries. Most recently, he was a principal in his own company, ClairVoyant Consulting LLC. Previous to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Russell Newman Brands; Vice President, New Business Development for the Carole Hochman Design Group; and Division Sales Vice President at Sara Lee Branded Apparel. His retail background includes tenure with Bradlees, Mervynís and Federated Department Stores.
He has served as Chairman of the Board for the Bridgeport, Conn.-based Discovery Museum, a non-profit science and technology education center for children. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he and his wife, Lisa, reside in Fairfield, Conn. They have a son and a daughter. He is an avid long distance cyclist and a veteran of many charity rides.
Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary
Chris joined the Bollman Hat Company in 1986 in the position of Human Resource Manager. In 1990 he was promoted to the position of Vice President Administration. He currently oversees the Human Resources Department, the Distribution Center, the Maintenance Department and serves as Corporate Secretary.
Chris graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has also earned a certification as a Professional in Human Resources.
Chris and his wife Linda have one grown daughter who also completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State. The Fitterlings are avid Penn State fans who together enjoy numerous outdoor activities.