Husqvarna this week appointed Pavel Hajman executive vice president, head of business unit Asia/Pacific. Hajman will also become a member of Husqvarna Group Management.

Hajman has more than 20 years of international business experience within several different areas including sales, marketing, logistics and manufacturing. Most recently, he headed operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Assa Abloy, a world leader in locks, doors, and door-opening solutions.

“Pavel Hajman has solid and broad management experience including having worked with both Central & Eastern European and Asia/Pacific regions, as well as mergers and acquisitions,” said Kai Wärn, president and CEO of Husqvarna Group. “I am confident he will be a strong addition to our team.”

The former head of Asia/Pacific, Nicolas Lanus, left on Dec. 31, for a position outside the Group. Brian Belanger, vice president legal affairs Asia/Pacific, is acting on the position until Hajman starts, June 1.

Husqvarna Group is a maker of outdoor power products, and cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.