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June 2021 in News & Press

Mainebiz | Stewards of family business: Non-relatives leading Maine family firms reflect on unique challenges

By Great Diamond Partners

Geiger President and CEO Jo-an Lantz has been with the company so long, at times she’s mistaken as a member of the family that owns it.

“People assume that I’m a Geiger, but I’m not,” she says. “Sometimes it allows me the opportunity to be outspoken, and other times like anyone else I have to allow family dynamics to work itself out,” she says two years after succeeding Gene Geiger at the helm.