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Company Overview of La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc.

Company Overview

La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc. manufactures and markets residential and commercial furniture. It was formerly known as La-Z-Boy Greensboro, Inc. and changed its name to La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc. in April 2015. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of La-Z-Boy Incorporated.

1602 Landmark Center Drive

Greensboro, NC 27407

United States

Founded in 1981

6,500 Employees

Phone:

336-855-3393

Fax:

336-315-4397

Key Executives for La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc.

President
Age: 58
President of Barclay Furniture
Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, and Corporate Controller
Vice President of Human Resources
Executive Vice President
Age: 71
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc. Key Developments

La-Z-Boy Casegoods Names Cole Mehlman as Vice President of Sales for the Western Region

LaCrosse Furniture has promoted Ed Oborny to president and board chairman as part of a re-organization of its executive team. Oborny had been the company’s chief financial officer. LaCrosse had been headed by co-presidents Cole Mehlman and Richard Byrne since mid-2014. The company said Byrne has retired, and Mehlman has taken a sales post with La-Z-Boy Casegoods. Additionally, Brian Sass is LaCrosse’s new vice president of sales. In his new role, Sass will be in charge of all sales for LaCrosse in the U.S. and Canada and reports to Oborny. Most recently, he was national sales manager for leather upholstery importer HTL, overseeing the western U.S. and Canada. La-Z-Boy Casegoods said Mehlman has been named vice president of sales for the western region. He will be based in Denver and reports to Drew Sweeney, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Mehlman will handle sales for the American Drew, Hammary and Kincaid brands. He has 26 years’ experience in the furniture industry, and had been with LaCrosse since 2012. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years with Kincaid as a sales representative and regional sales manager.

La-Z-Boy Incorporated Announces La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc. Leadership Changes

La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced changes to its casegoods senior leadership team. Steven M. Kincaid, senior vice president of La-Z-Boy Incorporated and President, La-Z-Boy Casegoods, Inc., will transition to an advisory role within the business. Otis Sawyer, senior vice president of La-Z-Boy Incorporated and president, England, Inc., will assume the additional responsibility as president of the casegoods organization. The La-Z-Boy Casegoods segment consists of three brands: American Drew; Hammary; and Kincaid. Kincaid began his career in 1970 as a sales representative for Kincaid Furniture, the company founded by his father in 1946. He became president of the company in 1983 and, in 1989, Kincaid was acquired by La-Z-Boy. In 2003, he was named senior vice president of La-Z-Boy Incorporated and President of La-Z-Boy Casegoods. Among his many career accomplishments, Steve is Past President and past board member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) and the American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation and past chairman of the High Point Market Authority. He also served on the Boards of the American Furniture Foundation and the International Home Furnishings Center Advisory Board. Steve was inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame in 2009. Sawyer joined England in 1993 as vice president of Finance where his responsibilities included strategic business planning, continuous process improvement initiatives and systems implementation. From 2001 through 2008, Sawyer held executive positions of increasing responsibility, including two years as Chief Information Officer for La-Z-Boy Incorporated, where he was responsible for driving the design and development of the company's information system and infrastructure. In 2008, he was promoted to senior vice president of La-Z-Boy Incorporated and president of England, Inc.

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