New President of North and Latin America
Michael Jones has been appointed head of Sales and Service in North and Latin America. He will report to President and CEO Magnus Yngen, and will be a member of Group Management.
Michael Jones is currently General Manager, Cooking Products, within the Appliances division of General Electric in the US. He has a B.A. in Business Administration and has held various leadership positions within General Electric in Sales, Service, Product Management and international business since 1994.
Jones will assume his new position as of 1 October 2009 and will be based at the Group’s US headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Roger Leon, who is acting head of Sales and Service in North and Latin America, has been appointed head of Global purchasing.
In June 2009, Husqvarna announced a new organization which will be fully implemented as of 1 January 2010. Instead of six business sectors, the new organization comprises 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.
For additional information, please contact
Åsa Stenqvist, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations,
telephone +46 8 738 64 94
Husqvarna Press Hotline at +46 8 738 70 80 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Husqvarna is the world’s largest 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. Net sales in 2008 were SEK 32.3 billion and the average number of employees was 15,700.