Management & Staff

Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc. has a staff of more than 185 employees; all dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest quality manufacturing. Their experience, dedication, and stability make Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc. a trusted resource that you can depend on.

Tom Daggett, President

Tom DaggettHutchinson Manufacturing started the year I was born so you might say I was born into the business. By age 12, my dad was finding things for me to do around the plant to keep busy. When I reached the age of 16, I had first-hand experience running many of the processes in the plant from shearing, saw, press brake and weld. Following high school, a degree from the University of Minnesota and a short stint in other employment, I came back to work in the family business.

Hutchinson has been good to us and in return I have been involved with the community serving as Chairman of the Hutchinson Area Health Care Board, Chairman of the ISD #425 Hutchinson School District, plus serving on numerous task forces for local and regional development.

In addition to Hutchinson Manufacturing and NuCrane, we hold interest in real estate, plastic compression molding, agri-business after-market sales, and wind energy.

Outside interests include X-Country and downhill skiing, biking, sailing, fishing, and of course I play a poor game of golf.

Michael J Dickerman, V.P. Sales and Marketing

Mike is a University of Wisconsin Stout graduate in Industrial Technology, over 25 years of experience in metal working, machine tools, production, engineering, quality and sales.

Mike came to Hutchinson Manufacturing in 2004 from the automotive industry and assumed the role of V.P. of Sales and Marketing.  He  provides direction to Hutchinson Manufacturing’s sales staff and the planning and implementation of its marketing plan. Mike oversees the functions of internal customer service, estimating, and the external sales force.

Kathy Silvernale, V.P. Finance

Kathy SilvernaleKathy grew up in Hutchinson and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Management degree.

Kathy joined Hutchinson Manufacturing in January 1985.  As V.P. Finance, her functional responsibilities include all areas of Financial Management, Human Resources, Benefit Administration, and Office Management. Her primary responsibility is the preparation of the annual budget and financial statements plus preparation of the work papers for the annual year-end audit.  In addition, she is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the financial activities, including  Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Job Costing.

Kathy is active in the community and her leadership skills have benefited many noteworthy non-profit organizations, such as the Hospice House(original task committee member) and the United Way of McLeod County (Past President).  She continues to be active in raising funds for other various causes and needs of the community.

Kathy enjoys riding motorcycle, golfing, walking, shopping and traveling.

Scott Bandas, V.P. Health, Safety, Quality & Environment

Scott grew up and resides in Glencoe, Minnesota. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Scott has been with Hutchinson Manufacturing since 2000. He oversees the company’s health, safety and environment and management of their quality assurance.  In his time with Hutchinson Manufacturing, he has lead many critical quality initiatives including achieving certification of ISO 9001:2008, and earning recognition for compliance to 10CFR50 Nuclear Appendix B.

Scott is accredited as an ASTM coating inspector and is qualified lead nuclear auditor by Westinghouse.

Outside the workplace Scott is kept busy with his young family.

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