Our Growing Family
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
No matter what ESCON division you are working with, the employees in the office are here to make sure you get the answers you seek.
Xan Sponseller, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, strives each and every day to provide an environment for personal growth for each person on the team. ESCON is a place made up of individuals full of talent that is combined to create a real team, Xan says. “At ESCON, it’s our people that make the difference. Everyone focuses on the customer experience … insisting on making the experience the best it can be. This is also a place where the community spirit is alive and well. Everyone consistently use their strengths and abilities to improve their communities.” Xan leads the company by example, educating herself on the best practices of leadership and inspiring each team member to do the same by staying current on trends and advancements within their positions. Outside of work, Xan enjoys exercising, hiking and traveling to see her 6 children and now her ever-growing number of grandchildren.
Bill Sponseller is the company’s Chief Financial Officer. From his studies at Northwood University earning his BBA Degree to the many positions he had at The Dow Chemical Company, he was well positioned to financially guide the business. When the opportunity for him and Xan to succeed ownership of the company, it was a very natural step. For Bill to have his dream job and to be able to do it with his high school sweetheart could only be made better by being surrounded by a great group of people while doing it … Wait … It is all true … ESCON is all of that and more! Bill enjoys all of the hiking and travelling to see his children and grandchildren with Xan … Just add in some horses and downhill skiing and you have it.
Dan Bouchard loves the variety of work he does as the Facilities/Vehicle Manager for ESCON. He focuses on mechanical and safety issues for the building, grounds and vehicles. Dan joined ESCON in 2016, after 15 years working as the chief water plant mechanic for a municipality. He is married with 4 children. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hunting, snowmobiling and mud-bogging.
Office Business Team
Amanda Keatts joined ESCON in January 2016 as an Administrative Assistant, after a 16-year career in retail management. She enjoys that she continues to have interaction with the public as she answers phones and greets customers who walk in. Amanda said her co-workers are happy and she likes that the company is growing and moving forward. She has 2 children at home and spends her free time hanging out with her family, camping, gardening, and raising chickens.
Jennifer Munch, Accounting Assistant, has found the perfect job to put her math proficiency to use. Jennifer loves numbers. If you have questions about your invoice, Jennifer has the answers. Along with preparing and sending invoices to clients, she also trains new office employees, meets with project managers to discuss the progress of their projects, and provides assistance and support to company personnel. She enjoys the teamwork aspect of ESCON.
“I love everything about ESCON. The owners are awesome, and my co-workers are great,” Jennifer said. Jennifer also is trained to help out in other departments when people are on vacation. She loves the variety that gives her.