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La-Z-Boy Makes Exec Moves

Posted on June 30, 2011 by HFN Staff

MONROE, Mich.--­La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced a series of leadership changes today, including the retirement of Dave Layman, the senior vice president of residential operations.

Layman, who has been with the company for 40 years, will retire at the end of fiscal 2012, next spring.

Darrell Edwards will succeed Dave Layman and is promoted from vice president, general manager of La-Z-Boy, Tennessee to vice president of residential manufacturing, where he will be responsible for the six La-Z-Boy branded manufacturing facilities, including the company's Mexico-based cut-and-sew facility.

In other executive moves, Mark Bacon was promoted from chief retail officer to senior vice president and president of the La-Z-Boy Branded Business, which includes wholesale and retail leadership responsibility for the company's largest business unit.

Doug Collier, chief marketing officer, was promoted to the additional role of president of international, where he will continue to be responsible for leading the corporation's international operations and growth efforts. Dan King was promoted from director of retail sales and operations to vice president of La-Z-Boy's Retail Operations, where he will be responsible for the 83 company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.