Husqvarna Names New Business Head

Husqvarna has named Alan Shaw as head of business area Americas; Shaw had previous stints as CEO of lawn equipment maker Murray and a barbecue grill company.

Effective August 15, 2013, Alan Shaw has been appointed executive vice president, head of business area Americas, and will become member of Husqvarna Group Management.

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. Most recently, Shaw comes from the barbeque grill and accessories company Char-Broil LLC, US, where he had 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.

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

Earl Bennett, who has been acting Head of Americas since January 23, 2013, will resume his position as vice president and general counsel for Americas.