Meet our Global Trainees

In 2013 our first group of trainees started on their two year Global Trainee Program, consisting of 6-month rotations, including one abroad, and a number of training modules. In 2016 our latest group of trainees started. Find out what attracted them to Husqvarna Group.

Joe Beck

Joe is from the US, he attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness. He will be working in Commercial Lawn and Garden sales in Charlotte, USA.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
Initially, what attracted me to Husqvarna Group was my familiarity with the products. Having grown up on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma and working for my family’s farm equipment dealership, I was already acquainted with a wide variety of the Group’s products. Trimming, edging, mowing, and clearing brush were all a part of my weekly chores growing up. I was also attracted to Husqvarna Group’s vast global presence and strong market position. I appreciate the supportive and open culture at the Group, and I consider it both an honor and a pleasure to work for the world leader in our industry. I’m excited for the opportunity to start my career with the best of the best.

Olof Gustafsson

Olof is from Sweden and attended Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and have a Master’s Degree in Quality and Operations Management. He will be working with Manufacturing in Huskvarna, Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
I have always considered Husqvarna Group as an interesting company to work for and have been in contact with the brand and products my whole life. I’m very excited to be part of Husqvarna Group’s Global Trainee Program where I get to try different functions and develop myself within the company. 

Giuseppe Anello

Giuseppe is from Germany and attended Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, where he received a Master’s Degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He will be working with Logistics and Manufacturing in Ulm, Germany.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
As I was studying in Jönköping I heard a lot of positive things about the Husqvarna Group so I started to look into the different possibilities they offer to graduates. By doing that, I really got attracted by the Global Trainee Program. Not only does it offer the opportunity to work on global projects and in different countries, but it also focus on developing your leadership skills. This combination inspired me to apply and work for the Husqvarna Group.

Denise Storm

Denise is from Denmark and attended the University of Ottawa in Canada and received a Master’s of Engineering in Engineering Management. She will be working with Manufacturing Strategy in Huskvarna, Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
I was attracted to join the Group because I thought the Global Trainee Program was a great opportunity that would allow me to keep challenging myself. In particularly, the prospect of working within different functions and building a network across the organization seemed really exciting.

Stefan Weiss

Stefan is from Germany and attended the Steinbeis University of Stuttgart, Germany, and received a Master’s degree in Controlling and Consulting. He will be working in the global sales department of the Gardena Division in Ulm, Germany.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
I was attracted to Husqvarna Group by several factors. From a career perspective, the Global Trainee Program is definitely the perfect foundation to build a network and to get insights on a quite high level from the beginning. On the other hand, it is the perfect steppingstone to reach my personal goals – of course, also depending on my own performance.

Fernanda Rodriguez

Fernanda is from Mexico and attended Instituto Tecnologico de Hermosillo, Mexico, and has a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. She will be working in the Global Sourcing department as Purchasing Process Coordinator in Huskvarna, Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna group?
I found the opportunity to be in a company that will invest in developing and challenging your skills very interesting and the international experience means I get to work in a completely different culture. I am looking forward to learn more about the Swedish and Husqvarna Group culture within these two years.

Chris Price

Chris is from the US and attended Georgia Institute of Technology and received a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in German. He will be working with the Electric and Electrical Systems R&D Group in Charlotte, USA.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
I was attracted to the trainee program because of its focus on leadership development and the broad exposure it offers. I have been familiar with the brand since I was a child. The name, to me, has always been associated with a premium quality product and attention to detail. In my time here I have gained a deep appreciation for the diverse culture found across the divisions.

David Vogl

David is from Germany and attended Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and received a Master’s degree in Socio-Economics. He will be working with Global Brand Management in Ulm, Germany.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
I was attracted by Husqvarna Group because it is an international innovative company with great brands and long traditions. The Group is both innovative and down to earth. This I also can relate to personally. The trainee program attracted me as I wanted to get in contact with as many different perspectives as possible in the first couple of years in my career.

Steffen Mateja

Steffen is from Germany and attended the University of Reutlingen and received a Master´s Degree in International Management. He will be working with the Global After Sales department in Huskvarna, Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
After spending several years working for a smaller company, I was attracted to the global environment of Husqvarna Group and the opportunity to work with cross-departmental projects. Moreover, I was fascinated by the dedication the company shows to its rich heritage even through a fast changing industry.

Jacob Eriksson

Jacob is from Sweden and attended Linköping University of Technology and received a Master's degree in Design & Product Development. He will be working in Product Management & Development in Huskvarna Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
The opportunity to accelerate my development while traveling the world is what drew me to the Global Trainee Program. Also, I grew up on the country side and thought it would be great to be a part of developing the products that I've come in so much contact with.

Maja Storm

Maja is from Sweden and has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She will be working with the People & Organization team in Huskvarna, Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
One of the things that attracted me to Husqvarna Group and the Global Trainee Program is the opportunity for me to develop in an international environment. Having both worked and studied abroad I really appreciate the global arena that the Group provides me, where I will work with and learn from people and other cultures. I also appreciate the width of the tasks within the program and to get the possibility to learn about different functions in the company.

Ernest Ang

Ernest is from Singapore and have received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing from the National University of Singapore. He will be working with the Values & Insights team, within Group Brand & Marketing in Sweden.

What attracted you to Husqvarna Group?
What attracted me is primarily the holistic career opportunities and potential offered. The Trainee Program has given me a valuable opportunity, through international and cross-functional rotations that allow me to practically experience and be part of a global company with such rich heritage. As an aspiring Digital Marketer, I truly believe that working at Husqvarna Group has provided a great learning platform for me to develop, advance and grow my interest within digital marketing.