The Atlas Copco board has appointed Per Lindberg as the first president and CEO of Epiroc AB, a subsidiary of Atlas Copco AB. He will start in this position at the latest in the first quarter of 2018. Lindberg is currently the president and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs AB, a leading supplier of renewable packaging materials and solutions.
“Per is a strong leader with a solid industrial experience and a long track record of successfully developing companies in a competitive international environment,” said Hans Stråberg, chair of Atlas Copco’s Board of Directors. “The board is pleased to have found a CEO that can position Epiroc in a professional way and further develop the business.”
In January, Atlas Copco announced plans to propose a split of the group into two companies, Atlas Copco and Epiroc. The company will formally split at its annual general meeting in April 2018. Atlas Copco will remain focused on industrial customers, and Epiroc, the company to be spun out, will be a productivity partner for customers in mining, infrastructure and natural resources.