Key-Link Fencing & Railing, Inc., and Superior Plastic Products, Inc., have named Javan Lapp as the next CEO.
Reuben Lapp (not related to Javan), the previous CEO and majority owner of the family-owned companies, announced the promotion of Javan Lapp on November 18, 2022. Reuben Lapp will continue his active involvement in the companies as owner and board chairman. As the second-generation owner, Reuben Lapp recently completed succession planning that provides a path to ownership for the third generation currently active in the business.
“My vision is to create a legacy company and my desire is to prepare a path for the next generation of family ownership,” said Reuben Lapp. “Javan has proven that he is the right leader to grow the business through this next phase. I have full confidence in Javan’s ability to serve our customers and strategically lead the organization.”
Javan Lapp has served as COO since 2016 and has been an active leader in the business since
2009. As COO, Javan led organizational development initiatives to support the growth of the companies, with a strong attention to culture-building and operational excellence.
“I am honored to be selected to serve the organization as CEO,” said Javan Lapp. “I am humbled by the trust placed in me by Reuben and the Lapp family, as well as the support of the leadership team. We have great team members who are ready for the challenge of growing together and building a bright future for our organization and our customers.”