The Husqvarna Group recently announced plans to implement a new organization as of year-end 2009. The new organization will be implemented gradually beginning July 1.
Instead of the current six business sectors, the new organization will comprise five operative units, i.e. Supply Chain, Products & Marketing, Sales and Service in Europe and Asia/Pacific, Sales and Service in North and Latin America, and Construction Products.
Martin Bertinchamp, currently head of the business sector Consumer Products, rest of the world (mass-market channels), will be head of Products & Marketing. Hans Linnarson, currently head of the sectors Consumer Products rest of the world (dealer channel) and professional products for lawn and garden, will be head of Sales and Service in Europe and Asia/Pacific. Roger Leon, currently head of the sector Consumer Products North America, will be acting head of Sales and Service, North and South America.
Magnus Yngen, president and CEO will be acting head of Supply Chain.
Anders Ströby will continue as head of Construction Products. Bo Andreasson, currently head of the Forestry business sector, will be head of the Group’s global product development organization and will thus no longer be a member of Group management. There will be no changes in Group staff.
Husqvarna is an international producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable petrol-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and blowers. The Group is also a world leader in diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries.