|Name||Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966|
|Education||Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering from University of Illinois|
Delta's principal founder and first CEO. Woolman managed Delta from its incorporation in 1928, and acted as liaison with the Board of Directors. He was named President and General Manager on October 29, 1945, succeeding Mr. Faulk as President.
On November 1, 1965, Woolman reluctantly allowed the title of General Manager to be dropped, since this designation was no longer in fashion, and accepted the promotion to Chairman and CEO. He was Delta's first CEO. Woolman served in this capacity until his death on September 11, 1966.
According to his granddaughter Susan Preston Coram, Woolman's first name was pronounced "COLL-ett". He was named after his father's favorite college professors: Collett and Everman.
For full biography, video and his famous quotes, called "Woolmanisms," see our C.E. Woolman page: http://www.deltamuseum.org/exhibits/delta-history/leaders
|Spouse||Helen Fairchild Woolman|
|Children||daughters Barbara Woolman Preston and Martha Woolman|