The Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB 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 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,” says 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.”
Atlas Copco in January 2017 announced plans to propose a split of the group into two companies, Atlas Copco and Epiroc. The decision to split the company will be taken at the Annual General Meeting in April 2018. Provided shareholders agree, Atlas Copco will stay focused on industrial customers, and Epiroc, the company to be dividended out, will be a leading productivity partner for customers in mining, infrastructure and natural resources.