Husqvarna AB: Husqvarna Group appoints Alan Shaw as Head of Americas
STOCKHOLM -- June 19, 2013
Effective August 15, 2013, Alan Shaw has been appointed Executive Vice
President, Head of business area Americas and will become member of Husqvarna
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
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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