Chemicals supplier hires VP of finance


Meg Post. Courtesy Haviland Enterprises

A local chemical company has named its new vice president of finance.

Grand Rapids-based Haviland Enterprises said this month it hired Meg Post for the role.

She is replacing Terry Schoen, who is set to retire next May.

Post will report to Mike Karasiewicz, president and CEO of Haviland Enterprises.

“Meg Post brings a wealth of financial expertise to our business,” Karasiewicz said. “She will be instrumental in helping us develop strategic plans and growth objectives as a key leader on the Haviland senior management team.”


Post will oversee the company’s financial operations, including accounting and reporting, financial planning, business analysis and risk management, as well as IT.

She will be a member of the Haviland business development team and will lead the financial analysis and modeling for mergers and acquisitions.

Post’s background

Post joined Haviland after 11 years at Grand Rapids-based Adamy Valuation, most recently directing the valuation advisory services for private and public companies, business owners, executives, trustees and attorneys.

She provided leadership on valuation projects involving mergers and acquisitions, employee stock ownership plans, succession planning, financial reporting and corporate strategic planning. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Grand Valley State University in 2008.

Haviland Enterprises

Founded in 1934, Haviland Enterprises is an employee-owned company that formulates, blends, packages and distributes chemicals for commercial markets.

The company also supplies swimming pool cleaning products to private-label customers and sells spiral-wound and blow-molded plastic hoses for swimming pools and commercial applications.

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