Henric Andersson will be Husqvarna's executive vice president, head of Product Management and Development, replacing Anders Ströby, who has been acting in this role since Nov. 1, 2011. The change becomes effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Husqvarna is one of the world's biggest makers of outdoor power equipment for residential and professional use.
Henric joined Husqvarna in 1997 and held roles in product, business, and category management. Most recently he was VP Construction Equipment within the Construction business area.
"Henric's background and broad experience within business leadership and product development as well as his knowledge of Husqvarna's broad product offering make him an excellent candidate for this position," says President and CEO Hans Linnarson.
As of Jan. 1, 2012, the staff function Corporate Communication & IR will not be part of group management and will instead report to CFO Ulf Liljedahl. Boel Sundvall, SVP Corporate Communication & IR, has decided to leave Husqvarna.
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