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Husqvarna Group appoints new head of Americas

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Staff writer | Stockholm, Sweden | June 19, 2013
HusqvarnaJune 19, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden - Husqvarna AB, a producer of outdoor power products, announces that Alan Shaw has been appointed EVP, head of business area Americas, and member of Husqvarna Group management, effective August 15, 2013.
Mr. Shaw has more than 25 years of global experience from consumer durables including barbeque grills and accessories, lawn and garden equipment and major home appliances. Mr. Shaw comes from the barbeque grill and accessories company Char-Broil LLC, US, where he has been President and CEO since 2005.

Between 2003 and 2005, he held the position as President and CEO of the consumer lawn and garden equipment manufacturer Murray Group, US. Between 1987 and 2003, he held numerous positions within the home appliance company Whirlpool Corporation.

Mr. Shaw holds an MBA from Indiana University and a BS from the University of Idaho.