Effective May 1, 2015, Jeff Hohler has been appointed president of the Consumer Brands Division and member of Husqvarna Group Management. Most recently, Hohler has held the position as president of the Tools Business Segment within Newell Rubbermaid Inc. in the U.S. Hohler has held several different divisional president positions within Newell Rubbermaid since joining the company in 2001. Between 1991 and 2001, Hohler held numerous managerial positions within the Black & Decker Corp. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the Bowling Green State University, the U.S. in 1988 and an MBA in marketing from the John Hopkins University, the U.S. in 2000. “I’d like to welcome Jeff to Husqvarna Group. His management and leadership skills, his solid retail experience and turnaround track-record will be great assets for our Consumer Brands division as well as for the Group,” says Kai Wärn, president and CEO of the Husqvarna Group. Alan Shaw, president of the Consumer Brands Division will leave Husqvarna Group in order to pursue other interests. "I want to thank Alan for his valuable contributions during his time with the Husqvarna Group", says Kai Wärn, president and CEO of Husqvarna Group. ”I am also grateful to Alan for remaining with the Group until we found his successor and wish him the best of luck in the future.”