Key Personnel

  • Brent Yates - Chairman of the Board of Directors and Owner

    Spending his time in the field and learning the business from the ground up, Brent started his career at Mid-Ohio Pipeline as a certified pipe welder in 1982. He was promoted to VP by 1990, and in 1995, he became president of Mid-Ohio Pipeline. Since then, Brent has led the company through two decades of amazing growth and development. His leadership was recognized by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program and is still visible throughout all facets of the company today.

  • Jordan Yates - President

    (334) 714-7451

    Jordan grew up working at Mid-Ohio Pipeline, starting out as a laborer and eventually working as a foreman for large pipeline projects while in college. After graduating with Honors from Miami of Ohio with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship in 2007, Jordan started a residential development business, developing and constructing master planned communities in Georgia and Alabama as a licensed Home Builder, General Contractor and Real Estate Broker. He later expanded into commercial construction before rejoining Mid-Ohio in 2014 in Operations Management.  Jordan was promoted to Vice President in 2015 and then President in 2016.

  • Craig Carpenter - Director of Distribution Services

    (419) 884-3772 ext 229

    Craig has over 34 years in the Natural Gas Industry, beginning his career as a Meter Reader in 1978 for a large natural gas company. He moved to a pipeline construction Laborer, Operator and then Crew Foreman by 1990 where he led crews installing new and replacement gas line projects. In 1997 he became an Engineering Technician assisting in the design of natural gas mainline replacement projects and sizing of meter and regulation for commercial accounts.
    Craig joined Mid-Ohio Pipeline in 2002 as a Foreman and moved to Project Coordination by 2004. He was promoted to Director of Distribution Services in 2009 where he oversees all Distribution Operations.

  • Tony Miletta - Director of Transmission

    (419) 565-5708

    Tony has worked in the Pipeline Industry for over 38 years.  He began his career in 1974 as a foreman on a small crew installing water mains, within two years he was acting Superintendent.
    He went on to work at Poling and Bacon and their Subsidiaries for nearly 30 years.  He was hired as a Superintendent and later went on to be a General Superintendent overseeing projects from Minnesota to Florida.  He was responsible for installing Compressor Stations and Jet Fuel Refueling Systems including Hydrant Piping, Type 3 Fuel Systems, Tank Farms, Motor Control Centers and Office Complexes related to the fueling projects.
    Tony joined Mid-Ohio Pipeline as Director of Transmission Services in 2011 where he oversees all Transmission pipeline construction and related compressor stations.

  • Keith Karchella - Safety Director

    (419) 884-3772 ext 235

    Keith Karchella, Safety Director at Mid-Ohio Pipeline, has more than 33 years of Natural Gas and Utility Industry experience. His experience has included Transmission, Distribution and Gathering type systems.
    Keith spent 28 years as a Front Line Supervisor for a large natural gas company. He managed all capital and maintenance activities for local operations. He also maintained compliance with all government entities such as OSHA, DOT, PUCO and the EPA.
    Keith joined Mid-Ohio Pipeline in 2008 as a Project Coordinator and quickly advanced to Safety Director in 2010.

  • Todd Miller - Project Manager

    (419) 565-8623

    Todd joined the Mid-Ohio Pipeline corporate team in 2012 as Director of Marketing and New Business Development. He brings a diverse background of over 20 years of experience in the construction and technology industries. Prior to joining Mid-Ohio Pipeline, he spent 10 years as the Director of Sales and Marketing for a technology based company.
    Todd is a key part of the leadership team, responsible for all areas of marketing and new business development. He is also heavily involved with project management, taking a very active role as Project Manager in the field, overseeing multiple large transmission related pipeline construction projects.

  • Kelly Nissenbaum - Manager of Business Development

    (419) 989-7089

    Kelly graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Minor in Business. She joins us with over 8 years of experience within the hospitality industry. Kelly worked at the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin as a Guest Service Agent for several years during college to get a true understanding of the industry. During her tenure at the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin she was recognized as the top guest service agent for both years she was employed there. Kelly then joined the Hilton Columbus/Polaris as their Front Office Supervisor where she was promoted to Sales and Catering Coordinator then Catering Manager. During her tenure at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris she was acknowledged as Employee of the Year in 2010 as well as Leader of the Quarter multiple times for her sales production. After 5 years with the Hilton Columbus/Polaris she accepted a position with the largest hotel in Columbus; the Hyatt Regency Columbus; as an Event Planning Manager. Kelly joined Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services in 2015 and serves as a Manager of Business Development.

  • Nick Oswalt - Superintendent

    Nick has more than 41 years of pipeline construction experience with Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services as a Superintendent. He started with our company from inception, and has broad experience coordinating multi-phase projects, overseeing small to large projects including Transmission Pipeline Construction (steel & plastic-large/small diameter- high and low pressure), Distribution Pipeline Construction (forced main sewer projects, installation and replacement of main and service lines, meter move-outs, maintenance and repair of existing facilities), Station Construction (measurement and regulation settings, installation of tie-ins, installation of POD Stations). Nick understands all levels of the construction process, his vast experience and tenure with our company is a true asset to our team.

  • Steve Billups - Superintendent, Transmission Services

    Steve has more than 26 years of pipeline construction experience with Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services. He is a results driven Project Manager/Superintendent with an extensive background in the gas pipeline construction industry, dedicated to meeting schedules and timeframes efficiently. Steve’s projects have an excellent safety record, and he manages for compliance with customer industry policies and procedures.