The Family – Continuing the Colgate Mattress® products tradition for generations to come.
The eldest son of Anne and Sol, Alan is currently the president of Colgate Mattress®. Alan attended Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). He worked at Colgate Mattress throughout college, following in his father’s footsteps. He went on to receive an MBA from Georgia State University before permanently joining the Colgate Mattress team. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Pepi Wolkin, the mastermind behind Colgate’s annual holiday party. Alan and Pepi have two kids, Dennis and Brent, who are both now part of the Colgate Mattress management team.
The youngest son of Anne and Sol’s route to joining Colgate Mattress® was not quite as direct as his brother’s. Although Richard was the youngest Wolkin to actually sleep on a Colgate mattress, his passions first led him down an alternate path. A lover of science, Richard attended Tulane University and majored in biology. He received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Bacteriology and completed post-doctorate studies at Dartmouth College in Engineering. Although Richard enjoyed learning science, he could not see himself looking into a microscope for the rest of his life. Richard accepted his father’s offer to work at Colgate Mattress in 1988, and he has not looked back since. Richard is married to Mimi Wolkin and has two girls, Amy, who graduated from Emory University with a DPT/MBA dual degree and now practices as a physical therapist, and Amanda, who is writing and editing this webpage.
Chief Operating Officer
The grandson of Anne and Sol and the eldest son of Alan Wolkin, Dennis joined the firm after graduating from Indiana University in 1996. He subsequently received his master’s degree from Georgia Tech. In addition to serving as the Secretary, Treasurer, and National Sales Manager of Colgate Mattress, Dennis is a husband to wife Betsy and proud father of two kids, Debra and Josh (who both slept on Colgate mattresses.)
The second grandson of Anne and Sol and the youngest son of Alan Wolkin, Brent graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a major in geography and went on to earn a Masters degree from Georgia State University. Brent taught middle school math for several years before permanently joining the Colgate Mattress team in 2008. Brent is married to Amy (giving us two Amy Wolkins in the family!) and has two adorable children, Ethan and Shai. Both kids were raised on Colgate mattresses.