STOCKHOLM — Anders Johanson has been appointed senior vice president of technology office and chief technology officer at Husqvarna Group (STO:HUSQB) and member of group management as of October 1, 2015. He replaces Henric Anderson, who has been appointed president of the construction division.
Johanson is partner and global practice leader technology and innovation management at Arthur D. Little. In addition, Johanson holds a part-time role as adjunct professor in industrial product development at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, since January 2015.
He has a MSc. Chemical Engineering and a MBA from Chalmers University of Technology.
“The appointment of Anders Johanson underlines Husqvarna Group’s commitment to continue developing cutting-edge technologies combined with increased product development efficiency and strengthening synergies between the divisions in our Group,” says Kai Wärn, president and CEO of Husqvarna Group.
Husqvarna Group is a world leading producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a world leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to end-customers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2014 amounted to SEK 33 billion, and the Group had more than 14,000 employees in 40 countries.