Matt Jacobson leaving Maine & Co. for new job

Posted Sept. 07, 2011, at 5:11 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 07, 2011, at 6:09 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine & Co. President and CEO Matt Jacobson is leaving to take a job with a new company located at Brunswick Landing, the site of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

Peter DelGreco, who has worked at the private, nonprofit business attraction organization since 2004 as development specialist, is taking over the top spot.

“Peter has been instrumental in attracting businesses to our state,” said Jacobson in a release. “He brings the right combination of market experience and enthusiasm for doing business in Maine. We have worked closely for the past six years and I can’t think of a more capable person to succeed me.”

Maine & Co. is a private-sector funded economic development organization that is led by a variety of Maine companies and professional service firms. It provides free and confidential services to companies relocating to Maine or expanding within the state. Recent successes include bringing national companies such as athenahealth to Belfast and Carbonite to Lewiston.

Jacobson is leaving to join Resilient Tier V Corp. as executive vice president of corporate development. Resilient is a secure data center and secure managed IT service provider. He will continue to work with Maine & Co. as a member of the board of directors, representing Resilient.

Jacobson, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, came to Maine & Co. in 2006 from Canadian National Railways. Before that, he was president and chief operating officer of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, headquartered in Auburn.

Jacobson, a Cumberland resident, ran for governor in 2010 but was defeated in the Republican primary.

DelGreco, a Brunswick resident, received his undergraduate degree in American studies from Colby College and his master’s degree in business from the University of Southern Maine. Before joining Maine & Co., DelGreco worked in Boston and Washington, D.C., running an independent, gourmet food distribution service.

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