Mike Niggel (CEO) hosted Bill Puttmann’s (Executive Vice President of Human Resources) retirement party at the new 10th-floor offices where he shared the highlights of Bill’s almost seven-year successful career at ACT I. Bill joined the company in March of 2012 as the Director of Threat CMRN B&D and Programs. In March of 2015, Mike asked Bill to head up the Human Resource Department. Not having a formal background in Human Resources Bill jumped in with both feet and began to solidify a formal ACT I Human Resource Department. He was instrumental in stewarding the HR Department through a very robust growth cycle as the staff size grew fivefold, enhanced the benefits program from being a small company to be competitive with larger companies and was instrumental in negotiating a 2018 healthcare program that had a minimal financial impact for employees.
Bill will be retiring with his wife Michele in Deltaville, VA. and look forward to working around the farm, traveling, and spending time with their three children.
Bill served in the Army for 30 years upon retiring in 2006 as a Colonel. During his military career, he oversaw and supported base operations at the multi-functional U.S. Army Pacific Command, which was the MACOM of U.S. Army forces in Asia and the Pacific Basin. He supervised the full range of installation management functions and services working with 3,000 employees across a spectrum of labor categories. His key responsibilities included recruiting and hiring key personnel, addressing personnel concerns with labor unions, and monitoring civilian regulatory and compliance requirements.
Bill is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he earned a BA. He holds an MS in Public Administration and an MS in Military Arts and Science. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Senior Service War College attending the Advanced Operational Arts Studies Fellowship (SAMS).
We extend Bill a heartfelt thanks for his many contributions to ACT I and wish him a long, enjoyable and well-deserved retirement.