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Hercules Manufacturing - Meet Our Management Team

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.

Jeffrey Caddick

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

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.

Ellen Redding

Ellen Redding, Operations Manager
Ellen, a Kentucky native, graduated from the University of Kentucky with an associate's degree, and a bachelor's from Murray State University.

Redding worked previously as the Director of the Northwest Kentucky Training Consortium, and before that spent 12 years as Communications Coordinator for the Henderson County Board of Education.

Ellen Redding joined Hercules Manufacturing as Operations Manager in December 2013. Her responsibilities will include leading and managing the administrative functions; improving operational systems, processes and policies; managing and increasing the effectiveness of support functions; driving initiatives that contribute to long-term operational excellence; and promoting a culture of customer service.

An avid runner, Redding is one of the organizers of the Turkey Trot 5K Run taking place annually on Thanksgiving morning in Henderson benefiting the Brain Injury Adventure Camp. She also serves on the YMCA Board of Directors and the Tourism Commission.

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

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