Group president and CEO Kai Wärn.

Group president and CEO Kai Wärn.

Sweden's Husqvarna Group has appointed Henric Andersson as president of its Construction division, replacing Anders Ströby who has retired from the company.

Mr Andersson's previous post, senior vice president technology office and chief technology officer, will be taken on by new recruit Anders Johansson, effective from 1 October.

Mr Ströby spent 13 years with Husqvarna, joining in 2002 as executive vice president and head of construction and appointed president of the division in 2014. Before Husqvarna he spent six years with Electrolux.

His successor, Henric Andersson, has been with Husqvarna since 1997, working in a variety of senior roles covering commercial lawn and garden, turf care, and construction, where he was vice president between 2008 and 2011.

The incoming senior vice president technology office and chief technology officer, Anders Johansson, is a partner and global practice leader in technology and innovation management at the US-based international management consulting firm Arthur D Little.

In addition, he has also held a part time role as adjunct professor in industrial product development at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology university since January 2015.

“The appointment of Anders Johansson underlines the group’s commitment to continue developing cutting-edge technologies combined with increased product development efficiency and strengthening synergies between divisions,” said Kai Wärn, president and CEO of Husqvarna Group.

The construction division does 80% of its business in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and its net sales in 2014 were over SEK 3 billion (€310 million).

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