AUGUSTA, Maine — A former chief executive officer and chairman of The Dingley Press in Lisbon has been named deputy commissioner of finance for Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Commissioner Mary Mayhew said Wednesday that Christopher Pierce’s background and financial knowledge make him well-suited for the job.
Pierce, who graduated from Bowdoin College, joins state service as a rising enrollment in MaineCare causes most of a state budget shortfall of $65 million.
Pierce purchased The Dingley Press in 1980 after it lost 95 percent of its revenue when L.L. Bean decided to produce its catalogs elsewhere. Between 1980 and 2004, Dingley grew its business to more than $100 million in annual revenue and over 500 employees when it was sold to its current owner, the Sheridan Group.