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January 6, 2022


  ADAMSTOWN, P.A. – The Bollman Hat Company, America’s oldest hat maker, announces that Todd Kyriss has joined as its new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kyriss will serve on Bollman’s leadership team and will manage Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Experience and Strategic Projects.

Mr. Kyriss brings over thirty years of experience in supply chain, procurement, and operations planning.  Todd’s recent career experiences include being Executive Vice President of Operations at Elite Sportswear in Reading, PA where he managed global manufacturing, strategic sourcing, supply chain, sales & operations planning, and production graphics operations for performance sportswear.  Previously Todd worked at Wilton Brands as Executive Vice President of Operations, and for Newell Rubbermaid as Director of Global Sourcing and Demand Planning/Inventory Management before becoming Vice President of Global Supply Chain of Newell Rubbermaid’s Goody division.

Todd commented, “Bollman Hat Company’s 153-year legacy, top brands and people will carry the company well into the future for sustainable growth, and I am thrilled to become part of the team of an employee-owned business.  The team still manufactures hats in the US and has continually reinvented themselves to stay relevant in an ever-changing fashion industry.  There is no better time to join the company as we experience strong growth.  I look forward to supporting the continued growth in 2022 and beyond with world class operation and global supply chain practices, while supporting the overall business with a professional Executive Team that “Acts Like Owners” and puts people and the business first”.

Don Rongione, President & CEO, said “Todd’s wealth of global experience in supply chain and production will help us meet the current surge in product demand for our industry-leading brands. He has hit the ground running with his hands on approach and he really embraces our core values.  He will lead a new generation of excellence for our forever company.”

About Bollman Hat Company:

Founded in 1868, Bollman Hat Company is employee-owned and is America’s oldest hat maker. We are the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of men’s and women’s fashion headwear. Today, Bollman has 240 employees located on four continents and distributes products in over seventy countries.

The Bollman Group provides the world with the headwear industry’s top brands that include Bailey®, Betmar®, Country Gentleman®, Helen Kaminski®, and KANGOL®. Bollman owns and serves consumers online through,, and  We also provide private label products to leading retailers and apparel brands globally.  Our employee-owners manufacture wool felt, fur felt, straw hats, and knit caps in our factory located in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, USA, which is America’s oldest hat factory. To learn more, visit


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