Haviland Enterprises names new CEO

Haviland Enterprises Inc., a chemical and allied products manufacturer headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has appointed Meg Post as president and CEO, following her promotion to president in fall 2021.

Effective July 1, Post will take over for Mike Karasiewicz, who announced his retirement after serving as the company’s president and CEO since 2018.

Post joined Haviland in 2018 as vice president of finance and was named chief financial officer in 2020 before she was again promoted, being named president the following year. 

Prior to joining Haviland, Post spent more than a decade at Adamy Valuation, a valuation service also based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she provided financial and valuation advisory services to middle-market companies. 

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“I’m thankful for the nearly four years I’ve spent working with Mike, and for the invaluable guidance he has provided relative to strategy and leadership,” says Post, who is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. “I’m very excited to step into this new role, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Haviland through its next phase of growth and transformation.”

As president and CEO, Post will also succeed Karasiewicz as a member of Haviland’s board of directors. She will lead Haviland into its 90th year of operations and 10th anniversary of being a 100 percent employee-owned company.

 “Leading an employee-owned company is an incredibly rewarding opportunity, and I’m excited to continue fostering our culture of employee engagement, transparency, and growth through operational excellence,” Post says. “We are positioned to make significant investments in our people, processes, and facilities to create growth and value for our customers and employee-owners.”