Clearwater, FL – September, 2020
Employee Announcement – Chris Wheatley - Regional Sales Manager
Hercules is pleased to announce Chris Wheatley will be joining our organization effective September, 2020 covering the Southwestern Region Territory. Chris Wheatley comes to Hercules Sealing Products from the Fastenal Company, out of Denver, Colorado. There Chris served as the General Manager for Fastenal’s “Flagship” location in the Rocky Mountain Region. Chris is a seasoned salesman, with success in increasing sales revenues, expanding active customer accounts, and implementing new sales strategies. Before working for Fastenal Company, Chris spent five years working as a Regional Sales Manager for AIV in Houston, TX. At AIV, Chris was instrumental in managing 12 states, including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Chris was responsible for presenting AIV’s product line on valves and actuation services to the Pipe, Valve, and Fitting distribution market. Chris graduated with a BBA in Management from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. Chris also attended the Fastenal School of Business, where he took various courses in marketing and sales.
Clearwater, FL – August, 2020
Employee Announcement – Luis Rodriguez - Regional Sales Manager
Hercules is pleased to announce Luis Rodriguez will be joining our organization effective August 3rd covering the newly developed Northern California Territory. Luis is a highly decorated sales professional that comes to us from the Tennant Company after a strong 6 year run. The Tennant Company is a global leader in floor care equipment with annual revenues of over $1B. Prior to joining the Tennant Company Luis had a successful career at MSC Industrial Supply as an Outside Sales Associate selling MRO goods and Metal Working products. Luis currently resides in Fresno, California with his wife Julie along with their 3 children Mateo, Sophia, and Jacob. When Luis is not out making things happen with his customers he enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and practicing CrossFit multiple times weekly.
Clearwater, FL – May, 2020
Employee Announcement – Darren Wallace - Regional Sales Manager
Hercules is pleased to announce that Darren Wallace has joined the company effective Monday, May 4th and will be taking over our Deep South Territory consisting of KY, TN, MS, and AL. Darren comes to Hercules with a tremendous sales pedigree forged over the last 10+ years at Fastenal and most recently Kaman Industrial Technologies. Darren was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Murray State University and currently resides in Eddyville Kentucky with his wife Ashley along with their two daughters Madelyn and Natalie. When Darren is not making things happen in the sales game he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with the family.
Clearwater, FL – March, 2020
Employee Announcement – Tyler Loiseau - Regional Sales Manager
Tyler Loiseau joined Hercules in March of 2020 as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region covering Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois. Tyler, previously held positions within the metalworking industry and has multiple years of experience working with customers in production and job-shop environments. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Illinois State University. Over the course of his career Tyler has a strong track record of helping business partners uncover solutions, allowing them to be more efficient and profitable.
Clearwater, FL – March, 2020
Employee Announcement – Jon Wilder - Regional Sales Manager
Jon Wilder has been appointed the Regional Sales Manager for Southern California. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology and Packaging from Cal Poly, SLO and has been a Fluid Power Specialist, No. 18874-R, since 2011. Over the past 10+ years Jon has developed a vast background in industrial distribution with a focus on fluid power applications and repair shops
Clearwater, FL – Nov 5, 2019
Employee Announcement – Daniel Alves - Director of International Sales
Daniel Alves joined Hercules in November 2019 after having previously held a position as International Sales Manager for the Japanese power tool
brand Makita. At Hercules, he will oversee the development and market share of our products as well as increasing brand positioning with international
customers, with a focus on Latin American markets. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Florida International University.