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Meet The Team

Todd J. Escaravage


Mr. Escaravage began his environmental contracting career in the asbestos abatement industry in 1987 with NEO Corporation. Todd graduated from college in 1986. Todd later diversified into all phases of remediation, emergency response, HAZMAT, demolition, industrial cleaning, grading and excavating. Todd served as Vice President for NEO Corporation for 10 years prior to becoming President in 2001. Todd provides a wealth of knowledge in all areas of safety, industrial hygiene, business management, field/corporate day-to-day operations and policies to achieve our overall objectives.

John A. Hepler

Vice President

Mr. Hepler joined NEO Corporation in 1994 after graduating from University of North Carolina Asheville with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. John manages NEO’s industrial market and emergency response. In addition, he is very diversified in all phases of the services such as remediation, demolition, grading and excavating, etc. John has served as Vice-President for NEO Corporation since 2001.

Sara Tyburski


Mrs. Tyburski joined NEO Corporation in 2006. Sara graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She has over 20 years of experience as an accountant in the construction field. Sara’s responsibilities include the supervision of all corporate financial operations, all well as assisting upper-level management with financial analysis. Sara also functions as the office manager at the corporate office.

Nathan Whitson

Business Manager

Mr. Whitson joins NEO Corporation with 10 years of experience in Business, Finance, and Auditing. Nathan graduated from University of North Carolina Asheville with a degree in Mathematics and is completing his Master’s in Business Administration at East Carolina University. He serves the staff with business support and processes as the business manager.

John Mangel

Eastern North Carolina Division Manager

Mr. Mangel joined NEO Corporation in 1992 working out of the Western office serving in multiple capacities. In 2015, John took over the Eastern Division bringing with him over 20 years of experience and management from Operations. Prior to joining NEO, John served as a United States Marine.

Steve Steele

Tennessee Division Manager

Mr. Steele joined NEO Corporation in 2011. Shortly thereafter, Steve was promoted to Division Manager supervising the day-to-day operations expanding the Tennessee Division. Steve also currently heads the sales efforts in Eastern Tennessee. Steve graduated from Roane State Community College with a degree in Business Management and has over 20 years of proven sales experience.

James Dilks

South Carolina Division Manager

Mr. Dilks joins NEO Corporation with over 5 years of business, sales, and management experience. James graduated Kean University with a degree in Business Administrations. He serves the staff with business support and processes as the business manager.

Daniel Mock

Central Carolinas Division Manager

Daniel Mock joins NEO Corporation with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Dan began in the environmental field as an Industrial Hygienist and moved to remediation with extensive experience in running heavy equipment. His experience in the environmental field includes Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and other environmental contaminants. He added to his experience in both structural and selective demolition. Dan’s responsibilities and experiences include, business development, estimating, and project management of a wide variety of projects within the environmental and demolition industry.

Chris DiIenno

Operations Manager

Mr. DiIenno joined the NEO Corporation team in 2007. Chris began his career within NEO's Industrial Services Division. He then began to work on abatement and demolition projects in 2008. Chris was promoted to being Foreman, followed by Project Manager, and currently Operations Manager. Chris oversees the day-to-day operations of all field activities. Prior to NEO, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a Quality Control Inspector in the Motor Transport units of the 1st Battalion 4th Marines and the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines.

Rick Davis

Sales and Marketing

Mr. Davis joined NEO Corporation in 2013. Rick joins our team with 27 years of industrial/commercial sales, marketing, and management experience in the remediation and insulation sales/distribution field. Rick graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in RPA-Resource Management.

Greg Pressley

Sales – Western North Carolina

Mr. Pressley joined NEO Corporation in 1996 upon graduating from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Services. Greg began his career as a member of the sales team prior to being promoted to Safety Director.

Anthony Turner

Sales – Western North Carolina

Mr. Turner joined NEO Corporation in the spring of 2020. Anthony joins our team with over 6 years of experience in the environmental business and will be marketing the Western North Carolina area. Anthony graduated with a Business Management and Marketing degree from Western Carolina University and has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business management.

Louis Klinar

Sales – Western North Carolina

Mr. Klinar joins NEO with twenty plus years of experience in sales and account management. Louis graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Louis also received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

James Diggins

Sales-Eastern North Carolina

Mr. Diggins joined NEO Corporation in 2019 working in sales and marketing for the Eastern North Carolina and Virginia regions. James has well over 30 years in the construction industry with various trades with the last 16 years of project management and estimation in the demolition industry.

Ray Webb

Sales – Tennessee

Mr. Webb joined NEO Corporation in the spring of 2020. Ray joins our team with 20 years of sales, marketing, and management experience in industrial services. Ray graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences. Ray has worked with industrial hygiene and safety directors to stay OSHA compliant along with companies in east Tennessee on environmental issues such as stormwater management.

Jeff Dowdy

Sales – South Carolina

Mr. Dowdy joined NEO Corporation in 2015 with a specialization in asbestos abatement. Jeff brings 31 years of environmental and industrial experience from abatement services to waste management. Jeff manages sales for the Central North Carolina and South Carolina regions

Hal Hall

Sales – South Carolina

Hal Hall joined NEO in the Greenville SC office in February of 2019. Hal has over 42 years of sales and marketing with the last 19 years in the asbestos abatement industry.

Edward Palmer

Sales – Central North and South Carolina

Edward began his restoration/demolition contracting career in 1988 as a historical restoration/selective demolition contractor. He then worked for ten years as an industrial commercial demolition contractor while designing and developing several solid waste/C&D recycling facilities. Edward worked as a demolition contractor and site developer for twelve years before joining NEO Corporation in 2019.

Ken Daniels

Sales-Central Carolinas

Mr. Daniels joined NEO Corporation in 2020 working in sales and marketing for the Central Carolinas divisional office. After serving in the United States Army, Ken started his career in the abatement industry and has over 31 years of experience in the environmental field including asbestos, lead, mold, and other environmental contaminants.

Tim O’Connell

Sales and Marketing

Mr. O’Connell joined NEO corporation in the Summer of 2020. Tim comes to our team with more than 20 years of industry sales experience. He brings a diverse background of experience, having spent time in the demolition/abatement, crane, rigging and industrial sectors of construction.

Amber Smith
Denise Mangel
Karen Cook
Steve Burris
Warehouse & Purchasing
Caroline Childers
Human Resources Manager
Holly Carter
Charlotte Holmes
Compliance Manager
Katie Reno
Gloria Fleming