STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Effective August 15, 2013, Alan Shaw has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of business area Americas and will become member of Husqvarna Group Management.
Alan Shaw has more than 25 years of global experience from consumer durables including barbeque grills and accessories, lawn and garden equipment and major home appliances. Most recently, Alan comes from the barbeque grill and accessories company Char-Broil LLC, US, where he has been President and CEO since 2005. Between 2003 and 2005, he held the position as President and CEO of the consumer lawn and garden equipment manufacturer Murray Group, US. Between 1987 and 2003, he held numerous positions within the home appliance company Whirlpool Corporation.
Alan Shaw holds an MBA from Indiana University and a BS from the University of Idaho.
Earl Bennett, who has been Acting Head of Americas, since January 23, 2013, will resume his position as Vice President and General Counsel for Americas.
“Together with my successor Kai Wärn, I would like to welcome Alan Shaw to the Group. In Alan Shaw we have found a strong leader with a solid track record of managing brand driven businesses,” says Hans Linnarson, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group. “I would also like to thank Earl Bennett for his valuable contributions while acting as Head of Americas for the past five months.”
The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 08.30 on June 19, 2013.
Husqvarna Group (STO:HUSQB) is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including robotic lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold via dealers and retailers to both consumers and professional users in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 31 billion, and the Group had 15,400 employees on average in more than 40 countries.
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