A bill to modify state valuations for Skowhegan, Madison and two other towns to reflect the loss of local paper mills’ value has cleared hurdles in the Maine House of Representatives and Senate, but has a long road ahead before final passage. Hanging in the balance are millions of dollars in local property taxes and potentially higher tax rates, as the struggling paper industry also faces the prospect of layoffs because of a challenging market environment. The bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, and co-sponsor Sen. Rod Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, both said Wednesday they are trying to ensure passage of the measure, which would refresh the state’s valuation of the four towns immediately and allow adjustments to state revenue sharing and general purpose aid for schools.
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.