La-Z-Boy promotes J. Douglas Collier to Chief Commercial Officer
La-Z-Boy announced organizational changes within its senior leadership team. Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and CEO, of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said: "After a thorough review of our structure, we are taking steps to better align the organization to achieve our strategic objectives and drive accelerated growth throughout the business. We have a strong and talented team of executives in place to execute our strategies and develop longer term initiatives to deliver sustainable performance. With respect to our ongoing succession planning objectives, we believe these moves are appropriate to ensure the company has the correct leadership structure." J. Douglas Collier, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and President, International, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer and President, International. In this position, he will have global responsibility for all facets of sales, merchandising and marketing for the La-Z-Boy branded business. He will continue to report to Darrow. Darrell Edwards, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, will expand his role. In addition to spearheading the supply chain strategy across the entire La-Z-Boy enterprise, including both upholstery and casegoods operations, all La-Z-Boy branded manufacturing, regional distribution centers, and research and development are under his area of responsibility. With these changes, he will assume the additional responsibility for the La-Z-Boy branded business customer experience and after-market operations and services. Edwards will now report to Darrow. Daniel King, President, La-Z-Boy Retail Division, which includes 142 of the 346 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores, will now report directly to Darrow as the retail segment has become a larger component of the corporation's consolidated sales and is expected to continue to grow through the company's 4-4-5 strategy as well as through potential acquisitions.