Jennifer Altstadt. Courtesy of Haviland Enterprises

The producer and distributor of chemicals has appointed a new member of the board of directors.

Grand Rapids-based Haviland Enterprises this week announced the appointment of Jennifer Altstadt to its board of directors.

Altstadt currently serves as President and CEO of Sea-Land Chemical Company, a 100% employee-owned distributor of specialty chemicals located in Ohio.

Prior to Sea-Land, Altstadt spent most of her career in management and operations positions with manufacturing organizations, including Ohio-based Weatherchem Corporation and Nordson Corporation.

Meg Post, president and CEO of Haviland, said she is thrilled to welcome Altstadt to the board of directors.

“Jennifer brings a diverse background to Haviland. Her thoughtful and strategic approach to business, along with her experience in leadership and management of an employee-owned business, will be invaluable as we execute our growth strategy and commit to creating growth and value for our customers, employee-owners and communities,” said Post. said.

“She brings tremendous strategic and operational experience at a time when Haviland is poised for growth.”