Haviland Appoints New CEO to Replace Retiring Son of Founder

Mike Karasiewicz will take over for E. Bernard “Bernie” Haviland, who is retiring from the company his father founded in 1934.

Haviland Enterprises Inc. has appointed Mike Karasiewicz to take over as CEO for E. Bernard “Bernie” Haviland, who is retiring from the company his father founded in 1934. Haviland has been with the company since 1979 and CEO since 2008.

Karasiewicz has been a member of Haviland’s Board of Directors 2015 and is leaving Wilber-Ellis Co. after 23 years, most recently in the role of vice president of branded products. Wilbur-Ellis is a family owned international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients.