Brunswick, GA (April 9, 2018): Haven Manufacturing Corporation announces that the company’s President/CEO, Dave Erickson, will retire as of May 1, 2018. Dave began his tenure at Haven in 1998 as V.P. and General Manager, followed by his appointment to President in 2000. Prior to Haven, Dave started his career as a Process Engineer at a Detroit area tube mill, followed by 20 years with a leading international automotive ride control manufacturer, in various engineering and plant operation positions. “My time with Haven has been the most rewarding of my career,” states Erickson. “From day one, I felt as though I was an owner of the company, always striving to do what was best for our customers and our employees.” During his time at Haven, the company went through significant changes needed to keep the company current and competitive. Haven has transformed itself into a full-service engineering and integrated process equipment manufacturer. “I am most proud of how our employees have stepped up to the challenge of today’s customer demands. Their acceptance of these challenges has greatly expanded the breadth and depth of their abilities and of Haven’s ability to service a broader customer base.” Erickson will assume an advisory role to a new management team comprised of Jeff Royer, President; Christon Griffis, Controller; and Matt Ciavarella, Sales & Marketing Manager.
“During his twenty years with Haven, Dave has led the expansion of the Company’s technology, management systems, and product lines, and he has also directed the expansion of Haven’s domestic and international sales network. He has been the architect of Haven’s global strategy, and he has produced excellent results,” said Jeff Royer, Haven incoming President. Royer added, “The Company is strong, growing, and well positioned to meet the needs of customers around the globe. We are committed to a smooth transition as we look to the next phase of Haven’s growth.”
The Company wishes to thank Dave for his many contributions, his leadership, and his guidance. Haven wishes him, his wife Cathy, and their family well in their future endeavors.
Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.