MONROE, Mich., Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB), a global leader in residential furniture, today announced that Mark S. LaVigne has been named to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the Audit Committee. The appointment expands the Board to 10 members.
LaVigne is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc. At Energizer, he has served in a variety of senior leadership positions with increasing responsibility since 2010, including as Chief Operating Officer since 2015 until his appointment as CEO in January 2021. Most recently, LaVigne successfully led the company through the COVID pandemic with a focus on safety, business continuity and supply chain agility.
Melinda D. Whittington, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said, “We are delighted to have an individual of Mark’s caliber join our Board of Directors. He is a seasoned executive and demonstrated leader with real-time, hands-on experience running a large company while navigating the uncertain environment we are all facing. Additionally, with a long career at Energizer, he has a keen understanding of branded products, go-to-market strategies to reach consumers, and the benefit of combining digital transformation initiatives with consumer trends to optimize the business. He will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to our Board’s oversight as we execute our Century Vision growth strategy.”
Michael T. Lawton, Chairman of the Board, said, “Mark’s appointment is reflective of our strong commitment to ongoing refreshment of the Board. In addition to bringing to La-Z-Boy a breadth of experience in the consumer space, his expertise in corporate governance will serve the company well. The Board and the Executive Leadership Team look forward to working with him.”
Before joining Energizer, LaVigne was a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, an international law firm, where he developed his expertise in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and securities. He holds a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Energizer Holdings, Inc., he also serves on the Retail Industry Leaders Association Board.
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La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The Wholesale segment includes England, La-Z-Boy, American Drew®, Hammary®, Kincaid® and the company's international wholesale and manufacturing businesses. The company-owned Retail segment includes 167 of the 346 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores. Joybird is an e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture.
The corporation’s branded distribution network is dedicated to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 346 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores and 519 independent Comfort Studio® locations, in addition to in-store gallery programs for the company’s Kincaid and England operating units. Additional information is available at https://www.la-z-boy.com/.
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