Richards H. “Dix” Jarden, a self-described salesman with a deep work ethic and a love for the details of things, died February 18, 2017 at The Meadows at Shannondell in Audubon, PA. He was 96.

Dix (a nickname created by a high-school girlfriend to acknowledge the S in Richards) joined his father in business with the Franklin Research Company in Philadelphia, manufacturing specialty cleaning products. In the 1960s, as company president, when Franklin Research was sold to the Purex Corporation, he resigned to create an independent business and in 1963 purchased a tiny, struggling manufacturing plant in Folcroft, PA, The Bullen Chemical Company, for $10. The Bullen Companies, still in Folcroft, now employs 41 people. Following a family tradition, his son Scott joined the business in 1969 and is now its president. Dix continued to be actively involved and was working on drafts for sales bulletins until two weeks before his death. Both he and Scott served as presidents of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), Dix in 1984 and Scott in 2011. Dix was awarded the Jack D. Ramaley Distinguished Service Award in 1990.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a scholarship fund established in his name and mailed to the ISSA Foundation, Richards H. Jarden Fund, 3300 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062.


Bob Gaul - Shipping

Bob Gaul - Shipping

Debbie Cane - Technical sales

Debbie Cane - Technical sales

Scott Jarden - President

Scott Jarden - President

Paul Smith - Plant Manager

Paul Smith - Plant Manager

Kevin Amen - Graphic Artist

Kevin Amen - Graphic Artist

Tara Copper - Procurement & Export Manager

Tara Copper - Procurement & Export Manager

Trish McBride - Customer Service Associate

Trish McBride - Customer Service Associate

Tom Simon - Maintentance Manager  

Tom Simon - Maintentance Manager

 

Mark Capone - Safety, Return Coordinator & QC Specialist

Mark Capone - Safety, Return Coordinator & QC Specialist

Dave Mc Quiston - Compounding Supervisor  

Dave Mc Quiston - Compounding Supervisor

 

Michelle Gaul - Comptroller

Michelle Gaul - Comptroller

Carl Brehm - Chemist  

Carl Brehm - Chemist

 

Ann Sladek - Customer Service Associate  

Ann Sladek - Customer Service Associate

 

Denise Evans - Receptionist

Denise Evans - Receptionist

Vince Smith - Director of Operations

Vince Smith - Director of Operations

Betty Bailey - Collections/Cash Receipts

Betty Bailey - Collections/Cash Receipts

Max Johnson - Regional Sales Manager

Max Johnson - Regional Sales Manager

Jack Collins - Regional Sales Manager

Jack Collins - Regional Sales Manager

Nikki Jarden - Marketing Manager

Nikki Jarden - Marketing Manager

Steven DeVito - Regional Sales Manager

Steven DeVito - Regional Sales Manager

Alex Jarden - Chief Technology Officer

Alex Jarden - Chief Technology Officer

Bill Huss - National Sales Manager

Bill Huss - National Sales Manager

Nicole Frost- Label Department Manager

Nicole Frost- Label Department Manager

Joe Quin - Production Scheduler

Joe Quin - Production Scheduler

You can contact the Bullen Companies in the USA at 800-444-8900, outside the USA 610-534-8900. Our fax number is 610-534-8912.  Our voice mail system is in operation 24 hours a day. The following list allows you to leave voice messages in the specific departments mail boxes.

Receptionist 3101
Technical Sales 3131
Billing 3111
Order Tracking 3107
Administration 3105
Production 3112
Art Department 3115
Human Resources 3105