Our Leaders Know You Win With Great People
Chip Niswonger – President of Scioto & COO of Eastern Division of Marsden
Chip became the COO of Marsden’s Eastern Division in 2012, driving double-digit profitability growth six years in a row, with TRIR rates below industry average. Chip’s passion is creating valuable opportunities for all of Scioto’s customer groups. Chip focuses on engagement and commitment within the organization. He believes happy and engaged associates create happy customers and happy customers provide us the opportunity to serve our communities.
Chip is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He joined Scioto Services in 1990, starting in operations learning all aspects of the company. Chip also spent time as a frontline service associate executing everything from restroom cleaning, floor work, industrial cleaning, and other cleaning activities. His grassroots entry into the organization provided valuable insight and the opportunity to learn and understand the value equation customers expect. Chip worked his way through key roles in the organization, from Operations to HR, People Development, Safety, and Sales. Chip was instrumental in leading Scioto services early-stage growth from a $2 million to a $15 million organization. He was a critical part of the team supporting the sale of Scioto to Marsden in 2006 which provided opportunities to continue growing the business.
Steve Niswonger – Senior VP of Scioto & Marsden Services
Steve has been with Scioto Services since 2003 as the VP of Business Development. Before joining Scioto, Steve worked for global specialty chemical companies, where he built his sales acumen and gained experience in Total Quality Management and new product development. Steve has a degree in industrial systems engineering from The Ohio State University. Steve’s engineering background allows him to bring a distinctive perspective to understanding customer challenges. He designs process-based solutions and deploys systems that consistently deliver effective services for Scioto customers.
Steve was one of the Principals at Scioto Services before its sale to Marsden in 2005. He has helped to continue to drive growth for Scioto, focusing on customer service delivery and capitalizing on the improvement in back-office systems and processes instituted by Marsden.
Steve is committed to supporting his local community. He is actively involved with two local charities – LifeCare Alliance and See Kids Dream. LifeCare Alliance’s mission is to identify and deliver health and nutrition services to meet the community’s changing needs. See Kids Dream programming teaches entrepreneurism to elementary and middle school kids.
Joe Sepe – Vice President of Scioto Services
Joe joined Scioto Services in 2019 as Vice President and is responsible for the operations of Scioto’s offices in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and Indianapolis. Joe works closely with Human Resources, Safety, and Sales to develop strategies to improve and grow the business. Before joining Scioto, Joe spent 20 years at Thyssenkrupp in the elevator industry, where he worked in various sales and operations positions, including Director of National Accounts managing larger customers across the US, totaling $100MM in annual revenue. For his last six years before joining Scioto, Joe was the General Manager of the Columbus office responsible for overseeing the P&L of a $20MM operation. Joe focuses on building strong relationships with internal teams and his customers. Joe believes that happy customers come from having a healthy and robust company culture.
Joe is a graduate of Ferris State University. He is an active volunteer at his church St. Joan of Arc, where he supports youth projects and established and helps to maintain a community garden.
Marsden is one of the largest privately owned facility service providers in the United States. Marsden has over 50 offices throughout the United States and employs more than 10k people. Marsden has thousands of clients across the country and services over 300M square feet every day.
Despite Marsden’s national scope, Marsden focuses on the local markets in which it has acquisitions and office locations. Each office is invested in its community and local clients, providing personalized service. Like a small, local company, the regional offices make decisions on all aspects of their service operations and are empowered to manage their teams and respond to all client needs and request.
Marsden’s local operating companies have the benefit of leveraging Marsden’s resources as a large organization – including staff, technology, equipment, supplies, information, industry experts, and financial support.