New England News
2:28 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Former Sen. Brown joins board of paper company

Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has joined the board of directors of Kadant Inc., a Westford-based paper company.

Brown said he looked forward to "contributing to the future direction" of the company.

Kadant president Jonathan Painter said the company welcomed the chance to draw on Brown's "wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues." The company describes itself as a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry.


The Republican announced last week he would not be running in the special election to fill Democrat John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat. His decision sparked a scramble by fellow Massachusetts Republicans to find a candidate.

Democratic U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch have already declared their candidacies. 

Kadant, Inc., a Westford-based paper company.

Brown, who announced on Friday that he would not be running in the special election to fill John Kerry's former Senate seat, said he looked forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences and "contributing to the future direction" of the company.

Kadant president Jonathan Painter said the company welcomed the chance to draw on Brown's "wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues."

The company describes itself as a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry.

Brown's decision not to run in the special election has sparked a scramble by fellow Massachusetts Republicans to find a candidate.

Democratic U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch have already declared their candidacies.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.