Lindberg is currently president and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs AB, a supplier of renewable packaging materials and solutions. He will start in this position in the first quarter of 2018 at the latest.
“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.”
Earlier this year, Atlas Copco announced that it was preparing a proposal to split the group into two companies, Atlas Copco and Epiroc. Atlas Copco will propose the split at its Annual General Meeting in April 2018. If the proposal is approved, Atlas Copco will concentrate on industrial customers, and Epiroc will focus on the mining, infrastructure and natural resource sectors.