Employees Who Exceed Expectations

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Casco Employees Participate in Red Nose Day

On May 23rd, Casco participated in Red Nose Day, a campaign that we believe truly hits home and speaks to everyone, as its aim is to end child poverty by funding programs that that improve children’s safety, health, and education.

The exterior of the Ronald McDonald House, a large brick building with several windows.

Casco Donates to Ronald McDonald House

The employees at Casco looked for a local charity to which they could make a donation in 2018. In order to ensure that the donation was a sizeable one, the donation was gathered over the course of the calendar year.

Multi-Disciplined Manufacturing Professionals

Our leadership team works side-by-side with customers, skilled equipment operators and logistical support members to produce a high quality, market ready product.

Melissa Mangold, President and Owner

Melissa joined Casco in 1990 and assumed the presidency in 2002. She has guided Casco through major company milestones, including FDA medical device registration; launch of Casco’s own line of top-quality hospital replacement products, C-Matt™; and production expansion into a wide variety of markets. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, and her entire family—husband and two sons—are also UC graduates and UC sports fans. Melissa is faith-filled and loves her family of origin, her Casco family and her country. When she’d not tending to Casco, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, planning family vacations, and gardening.

Michelle Johnson, Quality Manager
Michelle was promoted to quality manager in the fall of 2018, which we are all very excited about. She can now live up to the full potential of her nickname “The Enforcer”. She has 16 years of experience in quality control. She is involved in the inspection of Casco products, compliance, and adherence to OSHA, FDA and ISO requirements, which ensure that that every product leaving Casco is a high-quality product. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys riding motorcycles, crafting, and loves to sit on her front porch and watch the world go by. A Cincinnati native, she is married and has a grown daughter.

Nancy Barnes, National Healthcare Sales Manager

Nancy’s focus is on selling mattresses, stretcher pads, foam pads and covers for the healthcare soft goods industry. She spent 22 years with Teledyne Instruments before moving to Casco in 2016. She manages 32 sales representatives and travels nationally to major healthcare conferences. Born and raised on the West Side of Cincinnati, she and her husband live in Colerain Township and are happy that their family lives close by—they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Nancy enjoys cooking, watching the Cincinnati Bengals play, and traveling internationally.

Bernice Hudler, Assistant Production Manager

Bernice has worked at Casco for 26 years, beginning as an industrial sewing operator and moving up to supervisor 14 years ago. It is about time that she was promoted to Assistant Production Manager in 2018. Ask Melissa and she’ll tell you she couldn’t run Casco without Bernice. Bernice assigns staff members to four or five different projects at any given time and oversees their progress. Her goal is to deliver to Casco customers 100-percent perfect projects; if it has the Casco name on it, she wants it to reflect the company’s high standards.

Bernice likes the family atmosphere at Casco and the management’s open-door policy that allows Casco employees to talk to Melissa at any time about a problem or suggestion. A Cincinnati native and graduate of Western Hills High School, Bernice’s hobbies are reading and travel. She has three grown sons.

Jeff Hummeldorf, Assistant General Manager

Jeff has worked for Casco for over 25 years. He has started out stripping furniture and moved through every job on the production floor, through production supervision, production management, purchasing and planning, customer service, customer service management, and now has been promoted in October to Assistant General Manager. Everyone turns to Jeff with all their questions before they look anywhere else. It’s rare that he doesn’t know the answer. He loves working with customers, growing our business, seeing the product shipping out on time correctly, and proving us right. He has always been and continues to be a true asset to the Casco team.

Jeff grew up in Cincinnati, worked for Casco in the upholstery department during the summers when he was in high school, then moved away for 10 years, returning to Cincinnati and Casco to raise his two boys. His passion is his children and bringing them up to be honorable and respectful. He enjoys spending time with them by attending Cincinnati Reds and U.C. Bearcat basketball and football games, camping and fishing.

Thomas Mangold-Lenett, Marketing Manager

Thomas Mangold-Lenett has a wide variety of interests and sees marketing as the intersection to the incorporation of many of them in his work. A recent hire, he’s helping Casco develop a marketing strategy that will help the company grow and move forward in a rapidly-changing manufacturing niche. Thomas brings with him the latest information in marketing tech tools, social media and marketing research. He earned his undergraduate degree in anthropology and psychology, and holds a master’s degree in business administration, all from the University of Cincinnati. He enjoys cooking, movies, reading and travel.

Laurie Makoski, Controller

Laurie joined Casco in late 2017, and likes improving processes and supporting the Casco organization and its customers. A certified public accountant, Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio University and a master’s of business administration from Xavier University. Originally from St. Clairsville, Ohio, she has been married for 29 years and she and her husband have two daughters. Laurie is involved in her church and spent a lot of time volunteering to help make her daughters’ school one of the better Christian schools in the community. She plans to go on a mission trip to Houston to help with flood efforts. She spends quiet time with her three dogs and a cat, visits with family, and travels.

Joyce Winters, Jr. Accountant

Joyce began work at Casco as an intern and recently graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Cincinnati. She says the best part of her job is working with numbers and working under Laurie Makoski. Born and raised in Cincinnati’s Bond Hill neighborhood, Joyce lives in Cincinnati and is involved in her church, volunteering to help make it a vibrant parish. She has two children.


Jane Browe, Strategist – New Markets

From a strong foundation in classical sales and marketing experience, Jane Browe has developed her career with leadership responsibilities spanning a variety of industries including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Architectural and Building Products, Consumer Goods, Agriculture/Produce, Banking Services and Non-Profits. Through the course of her career, Jane has had P& L responsibility, and has led cross-functional, and at times, international teams in growth and development initiatives.

Jane’s experience includes development in both for-profit and non-profit environments. She has held leadership positions with organizations of all sizes from entrepreneurial start-ups to mid-size privately owned firms to Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Hillenbrand Industries.

Innovation and creativity are strengths Jane employs that enable organizations she works with to establish meaningful strategy that generates measurable results. She has a solid background developing unique positioning for organizations and their products and services, and engaging their target audiences effectively.

David Stewart, Inside Sales Specialist

Bill Seidholz, Engineering/RF Manager

Rory Bloechl, Industrial Engineer

Rory graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2019 and joined the Casco team shortly after moving to Cincinnati later that year. He has enjoyed learning and further developing his engineering skills in the world of fabrics and soft goods, working closely with the team to provide customers with timely and accurate quotes and prototypes, all while always keeping an eye on improving the productivity and efficiency of the production floor.

Rory grew up in Rochester, New York, but has come to love Ohio after four years in Cleveland and a growing life in Cincinnati. He recently got married, and he and his wife have been enjoying building their self-described mini zoo in their new house, currently consisting of two cats, a dog, two rats, a fish, and an axolotl.