Seneca Companies


Seneca Companies announces senior leadership changes

posted 12/7/2018 in Press Releases

Contact: Jodi Solomon
Marketing Director
Seneca Companies
Phone: 515-264-4304

Seneca Companies announces senior leadership changes

(Des Moines, IA – Dec 7, 2018) – Seneca Companies is pleased to announce the following changes to its management structure, effective December 3, 2018.

Chris Biellier has been named vice president of Environmental Services and strategic partnerships.

In addition to divisional oversight of Seneca’s Environmental Services and Remediation & Process Controls divisions, Biellier is now responsible for the cross divisional development of business growth opportunities in markets served by all of Seneca’s divisions.

“Chris is uniquely qualified to help us foster and grow relationships in the industries we serve,” said JC Risewick, president and COO of Seneca Companies. “His technical background in these industries is second to none, and his operational experience creates a winning combination to help us develop the right value proposition and then bring it to the market.”

Biellier has been at Seneca for over 14 years, first serving as the general manager of the Waste Solutions division and then as the vice president of both the Environmental Services and Waste Solutions divisions.

“I welcome this opportunity to look toward Seneca’s aspiration of growth and success through fostering strategic partnerships in industries and the markets served by all divisions within our organization,” said Biellier. “I will embrace the confidence of the organization in my abilities and 31 years of industry experience to ensure those objectives are met.”

Due to Biellier’s additional strategic partnership responsibilities, he has stepped down from his role as vice president of the Waste Solutions division. Operational responsibility of the division will be transferred to Loyd Phillips, who will now serve as the vice president of Waste Solutions and safety. 

“With Loyd’s safety and operational background in upstream oil and gas industries, he is a natural fit for the role,” said Risewick.

Phillips joined Seneca in 2017 as a strategic account manager for the Waste Solutions division and was named vice president of safety in May 2018. He will maintain his safety responsibilities while taking on operational responsibility for the Waste Solutions division.

“The Waste Solutions division has a great staff in place,” said Phillips. “There is a wealth of knowledge and experience across the branches, spanning from the field to the office employees, sales team and managers.

“This team has the willingness to do the right thing, even if no one is looking. Safety culture is sometimes a tough thing to change, but the existing and previous leadership have been instrumental in creating this culture. It’s this culture and work ethic that will drive future successes and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Seneca Companies Waste Solutions Services is known for environmental and industrial preventative maintenance cleaning, hydroblasting, wet and dry vacuum truck services, waste transportation and disposal, fuel restoration and emergency spill response. 

Seneca Companies is a diverse group of entities committed to providing unequaled customer attention through a range of related services including: Fuel Systems, General Contracting, Environmental Services, Waste Solutions Services, related services including: Fuel Systems, General Contracting, Environmental Services, Waste Solutions Services, Remediation & Process Controls and Automotive & Commercial Equipment.

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