Seneca Companies


Seneca Companies Names New President

posted 4/3/2017 in Press Releases

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

Seneca Companies names new president

(Des Moines, IA – April 3, 2017) – Seneca Companies, known as an established leader in the petroleum industry for design, construction and service, is pleased to announce JC Risewick as its new president.

“I am incredibly grateful and humbled for the opportunity to lead Seneca Companies. I look forward to the challenge, but with the great team we have here, I am confident in what lies ahead,” said Risewick.

Risewick joined Seneca Companies, founded by his father, as a field services representative in 2006, was promoted to general manager of Seneca’s Industrial division in 2009, was named vice president of sales in 2013, and was named chief operating officer in 2016.

After 27 total years of service at Seneca, Murray Nelson, who was named chief operating officer and president in 2000, stepped down as an officer and employee of the company on March 31, 2017. Nelson began his career at Seneca in 1990 as a support manager for Environmental Services before being named chief operating officer and president, where the company grew from two branches to 10, and 40 employees to 350 under his leadership. Nelson relinquished his responsibilities of chief operating officer in March of 2016 but continued to serve as president through March of 2017.

“I am proud of our accomplishments and look forward to the start of the next chapter represented by me stepping aside for this talented new crew of professionals,” said Nelson.

Nelson will continue to offer guidance and expertise as an advisor to Seneca Companies. “There are many projects within the company I plan to participate in, depending on where there is meaningful application of my knowledge,” said Nelson.

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, Remediation & Process Controls and Automotive & Fleet Equipment.

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