Forest & Garden and Construction

Husqvarna say to fully capitalise on the growth opportunities in Ireland, the company has separated the management of its Forest & Garden and Construction divisions.

As a consequence the company has expanded its UK & Ireland team with the appointment of Stephen Irvine as business manager - Ireland.

Stephen Irvine will manage the Forest & Garden business for the whole of Ireland. George Caskey, who has over 20 years’ experience with Husqvarna, will manage the Construction business for the whole of Ireland from January 2019.

Stephen joins Husqvarna with 30 years’ experience in the automotive sector, managing dealer networks and aftersales programmes.

On his new appointment, Stephen commented, “I’m excited to take on this new challenge and happy to have joined Husqvarna. My experience in aftersales and managing dealer networks will strengthen relationships with dealers and help drive the Forest & Garden business forward in Ireland. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to grow the brand even further.”

UK Commercial Director, Ken Brewster added, “We are delighted that Stephen is joining the UK & Ireland team. His experience in a parallel industry will be really valuable in further developing our distributor and dealer networks across Ireland. We have experienced tremendous growth for the last 2 years, the appointment of a dedicated Forest & Garden business manager will ensure we are able to continue the trend and introduce a raft of new initiatives.”

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