SCA Chairman Inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
Sverker Martin-Löf, recognized for outstanding leadership contributions to the paper industry, chosen as part of the 19th anniversary induction class
NEENAH, WI — SCA chairman Sverker Martin-Löf was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame at its 19th annual ceremony on Oct. 3, 2013. SCA, the maker of the Tork® brand of away-from-home paper products, is a leading global hygiene and forest products company with manufacturing operations in Neenah and Menasha, Wisconsin.
Martin-Löf and five other paper industry notables joined the distinguished roster of 111 previously inducted honorees of the Paper Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin. More than 200 people attended the event.
The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who, through their inventions, initiative and efforts, have built or improved paper and allied industries worldwide.
Martin-Löf, recognized for his outstanding contributions in the leadership category, is one of Sweden’s most renowned industrialists. He has played a key role in a number of Swedish industries, including pulp and paper. He was president and CEO of SCA from 1990-2002 and has been chairman since 2002. Under his leadership, and together with the CEO Jan Johansson, SCA has finalized a repositioning with the aim of balancing the cyclical business and increasing the share of value-added products that completely turned around the product mix. By the end of 2012, tissue and personal hygiene products, including global tissue brand Tork and world incontinence leader TENA, represented 80 percent of the total sales of SCA.
SCA is currently ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable companies – environmentally, financially and socially. The company has been recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies and as one of the most ethical companies in the world by the Ethisphere Institute.
In addition to SCA, Martin-Löf is currently chairman of Industrivärden, one of the Nordic region’s leading holding companies, which includes investments in companies such as SCA, Handelsbanken, Sandvik, Volvo, Ericsson, SSAB, Skanska and ICA Group. Martin-Löf is also chairman of SSAB as well as vice-chairman of Ericsson and Handelsbanken and a board member of Skanska.
The 2013 inductees are from the United States, Finland, Germany, and Sweden. The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame is housed within the Paper Discovery Center, which is located in the historic Atlas Mill on the Fox River in Appleton.
SCA has approximately 930 employees in the Fox Cities, including 760 between its Menasha mill and Neenah converting facility and 170 at its Service Excellence Center in the town of Menasha. In addition to Wisconsin, SCA has U.S. operations in Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania.