Husqvarna announced Henric Andersson as its new executive vice president, head of product management and development.

Changes in Husqvarna’s group management announced

Husqvarna announced Dec. 21 that Henric Andersson has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Product Management and Development effective Jan. 1, 2012, replacing Anders Ströby, who has been acting in this role since Nov. 1, 2011.

Andersson joined Husqvarna in 1997 and has had numerous roles in product, business and category management. Most recently, he held the position VP Construction Equipment within the Construction business area.

“Henric’s background and broad experience within business leadership and product development, as well as his knowledge of Husqvarna’s broad product offering, make him an excellent candidate for this position,” said Hans Linnarson, president and CEO of Husqvarna.

Furthermore, as of Jan. 1, 2012, the staff function Corporate Communication & IR will not be part of Group Management. Corporate Communication & IR will instead report to CFO Ulf Liljedahl. Boel Sundvall, SVP corporate communication & IR, has decided to leave Husqvarna.