Charlotte, N.C.— Husqvarna, a global leader in the outdoor power equipment industry, announced the appointment of Robert M. McCutcheon as President of North America for Husqvarna Division, effective June 1, 2020.

Prior to joining Husqvarna North America, McCutcheon served as President and Managing Director of the Americas for Britax Child Safety Inc. in Fort Mill, S.C. Bringing over 23 years of experience and expertise in consumer products, he has led successful business growth initiatives through innovation, marketing, and operational excellence. McCutcheon’s background includes positions with Conagra Brands, Walmart, and Britax.

“We are pleased to welcome Robert to the North American team and believe that he is uniquely qualified to lead Husqvarna during and beyond these challenging social and economic times,” said Sascha Menges, Global President Husqvarna Division. “His leadership style, broad international business background, and proven understanding of the customer experience will be vital assets for building an even stronger foundation for our business partnerships with our customers.”

McCutcheon is succeeding Earl Bennett who served the company both as Legal Counsel and President of the North American division. He has been instrumental in building a strong organizational and business platform for the future growth of Husqvarna in North America.

The company is thankful for all of Bennett's engagement and vital contributions and is pleased that he has agreed to remain connected to their business going forward.