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Meet TEAM HERCULES


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

Nathan Vandiver Nathan Vandiver, Assistant Production Control 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.


Ethan Ethan Evans, Warranty & Repairs, Maintenance &
Driveaway Manager
Corrie Buchanaaan Corrie Buchanan, Human Resources/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.

 

Margo Pinkstaff, Administrative Assistant/Payroll & A/P

  Margaret Hilson, Administrative Assistant/Payroll & A/P
Mandy Helton

Mandy Helton, Administrative Assistance
Prior to joining Hercules, Mandy worked as an Administrative Assistant at Woodard Cooling & Heating. She previously served as a Secretary at Watson Lane Baptist Church and a substitute teacher for the Henderson County School Board. Mandy also has experience  as the Lead Customer Service Rep/Assistant manager at Check N Go.

Mandy is a graduate of the Madisonville Community College with an Associates Degree in Science & Math.

Kristen Ricketts Kristen Ricketts, Purchasing Agent
Kristen Ricketts joined Hercules Manufacturing as Purchasing Agent. She will be responsible for management of all aspects relating to purchasing.

Ricketts began her career at Henderson Trailer as a Lean Manufacturing Specialist in May 2013.  She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources Management from the University of Southern Indiana.

Ian-McCarter

Ian McCarter, Auto CAD Operator
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.

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