MONROE, Mich., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB) today announced the promotion of R. Rand Tucker to the newly created position of Vice President and General Counsel of the company, effective May 1, 2011, where he will be responsible for overseeing all of the company's legal and environmental affairs.
Tucker joined La-Z-Boy in 2000 as Corporate Counsel, when La-Z-Boy acquired LADD Furniture. At LADD, he served as Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining LADD, Tucker was a partner in the Charlotte office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP.
Kurt L. Darrow, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said, "Rand has been an invaluable asset to our company over the past 11 years. In addition to having a wealth of experience in various legal and environmental issues, he understands our company, our industry and the legal obligations and ramifications of today's business climate. With this appointment, the coordination of the company's legal, compliance and environmental practices will be streamlined, allowing for enhanced communication in all areas going forward."
Tucker said, "I work with a great legal and environmental team at La-Z-Boy and look forward to leading the group and continuing to build our in-house capabilities."
Tucker earned his law degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and North Carolina and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory gives him its highest peer review rating, "AV® Preeminent™" (AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies).
La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world's leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The company has three reportable operating segments: upholstery; casegoods; and retail. The La-Z-Boy Upholstery Group companies are Bauhaus, England and La-Z-Boy. The operating units in the Casegoods Group consist of two groups, one including American Drew, Lea and Hammary, and the second being Kincaid. The company-owned retail segment includes 83 of the 305 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores.
The corporation's proprietary distribution network is dedicated exclusively to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 305 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores and 536 independent Comfort Studios®, in addition to in-store gallery programs for the company's Kincaid, England and Lea operating units. Additional information is available at http://www.la-z-boy.com/.
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