The Husqvarna AB board appointed Kai Waern president and CEO of Husqvarna Group, effective July 1, 2013.
Hans Linnarson, appointed president and CEO in 2011, will continue to work for the Group until he retires in early 2014.
Kai Waern worked for the power and automation technologies company ABB between 1985 and 2004, holding senior international positions with roles in Belgium, Germany, and the UK. His final assignment with ABB was as president of ABB Robotics Products. Between 2004 and 2010 he was president and CEO at Seco Tools AB, a global metal cutting tools company. He has since held the position of operations partner at the private equity firm IK Investment Partners.
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