Management & Staff

Hutchinson Manufacturing LLC 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 Daggett

Hutchinson Manufacturing started the year I was born so you might say I was born into the business. By age 12, dad was finding things for me to do around the plant to keep busy. At the age of 16, I gained 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 a good home and in return I have been involved with the community serving as Chairman of the Hutchinson Area Health Care Board, Chairman of the ISD #423 Hutchinson School District, plus serving on numerous task forces for local and regional development.

In 2010 HMI and Westinghouse Electric joined forces to create NuCrane which manufactures the operating cranes for the Westinghouse AP 1000 Nuclear reactor.

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

A distinct honor was to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Minnesota Business Magazine in 2018

Outside interests include reading, X-Country and downhill skiing, biking and fishing.

Michael J Dickerman, V.P. Sales and Marketing

Mike Dickerman

Mike is a University of Wisconsin Stout graduate in Industrial Technology, and has more than 25 years of professional 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.

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

Scott Bandas

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.

Troy Vande Brake, Director of Operations

Troy VandeBrake

Troy came to Hutchinson in 2016 with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing operations. Troy, is in charge of plant operations/production, inventory control, training and improving personnel along with endless duties to keep the plant operations running smoothly.

Troy’s back ground and education in metals manufacturing, leadership development, project management, machining and machining supervision along with upbringing in northwest Iowa farm country, make him a welcome addition to Hutchinson Manufacturing. Troy is an industry professional with a proven record of aggressively meeting delivery schedules with the ability to lead multi-skilled teams and drive projects successfully from pre-development through post-development and customer delivery.

Outside the workplace Troy likes to spend time at the lake, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family!

Tyler Lang, Engineering Manager

Tyler Lang

Tyler graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He grew up locally in Glencoe, Minnesota.

Tyler has been with Hutchinson Manufacturing since 2014. He came to Hutchinson Manufacturing directly following college starting as a process engineer. Tyler oversees the project engineering and CAD drafting groups.

Outside the workplace Tyler keeps busy with his young family, town team baseball, hunting, fishing, and attempting to golf.

Dean Dalen, Controller

Dean Dalen

Dean has 38 years of Cost and Financial accounting experience in the manufacturing sector. His experience centers on cost management, analysis and financial reporting. Dean’s objective is to drive out excess costs and waste and improve profit margins. He also has his CPA certification and was a graduate of Mankato State University in 1980 with BS degrees in Accounting and Finance. Dean has lived his whole life in Minnesota with his wife, two kids and one grandchild. His interests include family time, golf, hunting, fishing and cruising the lake on the pontoon.

Kelly Busse, Human Resources Manager

Kelly Busse

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management in 2010. Since then, she has actively worked in the HR field, employed in various industries including fast-casual, staffing and sales.

Kelly joined Hutchinson Manufacturing in 2017 and oversees the HR department. She works closely with team members and management to provide daily consultative HR services, while leading overall employee recruiting and retention initiatives.

In her spare time, Kelly keeps busy with family and spends time at the cabin riding bike.

Jeremy Orwoll, Supply Chain Manager

Jeremy Orwoll

Jeremy is responsible for planning, executing, and supervising all supply chain activities with the objective of driving out cost, building a competitive supply base, leveraging logistics, and synchronizing supply with demand to ensure on time delivery of all commodities. He works cross functionally with sales, engineering, quality, finance, and manufacturing to procure and manage all necessary parts from time of sales order to a successful delivery of finished product.

Jeremy has 8 years of procurement/logistics experience. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Corporate Finance degree accompanied with an Accounting and Business Administration minor.

He was born and raised in the community and continues to reside in Hutchinson where his wife currently owns a small business. Jeremy and his wife have two young children which keep them busy. Jeremy’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time on the water in the boat.

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