BOURBON, MO – October 15, 2014 – Imperial Headwear, a Division of Paramount Apparel International, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bond to the position of Vice President of Sales.

John Bond has very extensive experience in the golf headwear industry for over 20 years.  Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales at Pukka Inc.  Prior to that John spent many years at Imperial Headwear in the role of National Sales Manager and later as President of the Company.

“We are thrilled to have John return to Imperial.  His industry experience, relationships and energy will help propel our business to the next level,” said Mike Wrightson, General Manager of Imperial.

“This is a great opportunity for me, and I am happy to be back representing the Imperial brand.  Paramount has given Imperial new life since its acquisition two years ago,” said John Bond.  “I will now be able to take advantage of Paramount’s industry leading design expertise, along with their operational and financial strength.  The combination of both quick turn domestic and off-shore manufacturing gives us the ability to further enhance our leadership position as we approach Imperial’s 100th anniversary.”

For more information about Imperial Headwear, please visit or contact Mike Wrightson at  John Bond can be reached at


About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative digital design, logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916.

David Shaffer
Director of Marketing
Imperial Headwear


About Paramount Apparel International (PAi)
PAi was founded in 1929, and is a leading headwear, apparel and accessory manufacturer and supplier to many channels of distribution in the United States and internationally. PAi is licensed with 40 national brands including True Religion, Perry Ellis, Converse, Original Penguin, Ben Sherman, Keds, PGA Tour and Greg Norman. PAi owns the brands Oarsman, American Dry Goods, Midwest Graphics, Kid ‘N Me and Imperial Headwear. For a full listing of brands, please visit For more information, please visit our website at
Mike Jaques
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Paramount Apparel International