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Since 1902

About Hercules

Why Buy Hercules




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Jeffrey Caddick, Hercules

Jeffrey A. Caddick, CEO/Owner
From 1981-1985 Jeffrey attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana earning a BS in Business, Major in Accounting, Minor in English, and graduated Cum Laud.

After 10 years in NYC he relocated back to Evansville, IN joining Hercules as a District Sales Manager. He moved on to become Operations Manager, and then to Purchasing Agent.

Jeffrey purchased Hercules Mfg. Co. from George L. & Rita Caddick in 2000 and now serves as CEO.

Moonlighting as the personal manager of a legendary jazz musician has enabled him to travel all over the world and even to perform at the White House.

“What differentiates Hercules from our competitors is the level of customer service we provide through our sales force. We put in the time and effort to serve our customers with good specs before a purchase, but also, we do not run away from a customer with a problem after a purchase.”
Jeffrey A. Caddick, CEO

George Caddick

George L. Caddick, Chairman Emeritus
Born in 1931, George attended attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN from 1949-53 where he earned a BS in Accounting. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955 . From 1955-56 he was employed with the accounting firm of Caddick, Gaither & Horton, Evansville, IN as accountant.

George became active in management at Hercules Mfg. Co. in 1957 and relocated the company from Evansville, Indiana to Henderson, Kentucky.

Joe Banna, Presient

Joe Banna, President Emeritus
Born in 1939, Joe attended Cambellsville College, Cambellsville, KY from 1960-64. From 1964-66 he was employed by Central Grocery, Flint, MI. From 1966-69 he was employed by Vesley Company, LaPeer, MI.

Joe joined Hercules in 1969 as VP of Operations and in 1993 he was named President.

Read the Henderson Geaner article on Joe's retirement.

Jimmy Johns, Production Control Mamager

Johnny Jones, Production Control Manager
Johnny is a graduate of Campbellsville University with a BS degree in Business. Johnny joined Hercules in July 2010 bringing to his position 22 years of experience as operations manager of a high volume distribution facility for American Materials Inc. Johnny states that,

“Hercules strives to be the best in the business by meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers before and after the sell. Customer satisfaction is our mission”.
Johnny Jones, Production Control Manager

LaSenna Powell

LaSenna Powell, Office Manager

LaSenna Powell has joined Hercules Manufacturing Company as an Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Representative.  Previously, she was the HR Manager at Land O’ Frost and Rexam Closures in Madisonville, KY.  Ms. Powell has a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.

Corrie Buchanaaan Corrie Buchanan, HR/Safety Manager
Corrie Buchanan joined Hercules as HR/Safety Manager.

Corrie most recently worked as HR Manager for Azimuth Custom Extrusions in Evansville, and previously worked as an HR Assistant at Berry Plastics in Madisonville.

Corrie is from the Madisonville area, and graduated from Madisonville Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree. She has her OSHA 30 Hour Certification and a Performance Management Certification.

David Lambert HR Generalist
Nathan Vandiver Nathan Vandiver, Maintenance Manager
Nathan's responsibilities include: driving the implementation & management of the Hercules Quality Assurance Management System (QAMS); developing manufacturing SOP’s, standardized work instructions & quality specification instructions; establish & maintain standardized training materials and trouble-shooting guidelines for all work stations.

Nathan most recently worked as an instructor for the Ivy Tech Industrial Maintenance & Engineering Schools, a distribution engineer for Carhartt, and a design engineer for Ivy Tech Industries.

A native of Southern Indiana, Nathan graduated for the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Master of Business Adminstration.


Ian McCarter, CAD Operator/Technical Support Specialist

Ian graduated from ITT Technical Institute in March of 2014 with an Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology Degree, and performed his Drafting/Design Internship @ Fluid Systems, Inc. in Evansville.

Emily Williams, Administrative Assistant at Hercules Manufacturing

Emily Williams, Administrative Assistant AP/AR

Emily joined the Hercules team as a temporary/seasonal employee  in July and has transitioned to full time.

Alli Gaines, Administrative Assistant at Hercules Manufacturing Ali Gaines, Administrative Assistant ( Drive Away Parts & Repairs)

Ali joined the Hercules team as a temporary/seasonal employee in July and has just transitioned to full time.
Jennifer McClaren Administrative Assistant


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