Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments were essentially flat compared to May 2015 decreasing less than one-half of 1 percent. UFS imports were down 20 percent year-over-year in April. May coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 1 percent compared to May 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 11 percent in April with exports down 1 percent year-over-year. Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 7 percent when compared with May 2015. Imports of UM papers were down 3 percent in April while exports of UM in April decreased 37 percent compared to the previous year. Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in May decreased 18 percent when compared to May 2015. Imports of CM increased 1 percent in April compared to April 2015.
The Board of Directors of BillerudKorsnäs has appointed Petra Einarsson new President and CEO of the company. Petra succeeds Per Lindberg who is, after 12 successful years, leaving BillerudKorsnäs on his own request for a new assignment. Petra Einarsson will assume her new position at the turn of the year 2017-2018.
”I am very glad to present Petra Einarsson as new President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs”, says Lennart Holm, Chairman of the Board. “Petra is a highly experienced and competent leader. She has during her years as President of Sandvik Materials Technology shown her capability to successfully develop a complex process industry in a competitive environment. With Petra as new CEO, I am convinced we will succeed in our ambitions to further develop BillerudKorsnäs to new levels.”
Petra Einarsson is since 2013 President of Sandvik Materials Technology and a member of the Group Executive Management of Sandvik AB. Prior to that she has held a number of senior positions within the Sandvik group, including President of product area Tube, President of product area Strip and Financial Manager at Sandvik Materials Technology. Petra was born in 1967 and holds a B. Sc. in Business Administration and Economics.
Per Lindberg leaves his position as President and CEO as Petra Einarsson assumes the position.