Husqvarna last week appointed Michael Jones head of sales and service in North and Latin America. He will report to president and CEO Magnus Yngen, and will be a member of group management.
Jones is currently general manager, cooking products, within the Appliances division of General Electric in the U.S. He has held various leadership positions within General Electric in sales, service, product management and international business since 1994.
Jones will assume his new position Oct. 1, and will be based at the group’s U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
Roger Leon, who is acting head of sales and service in North and Latin America, has been appointed head of global purchasing.
In June 2009 Husqvarna announced a new organization, which will be fully implemented as of Jan. 1, 2010. Instead of six business sectors, the new organization comprises five operative units: Supply Chain; Products & Marketing; Sales and Service in Europe and Asia/Pacific; Sales and Service in North and Latin America; and Construction Products.
Husqvarna is the world’s largest producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable petrol-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and blowers. The Group is also a world leader in diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries.