La-Z-Boy names general counsel

MONROE, Mich. -- La-Z-Boy announced that it has promoted R. Rand Tucker to the newly created position of VP and general counsel of the company, effective May 1, 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 VP and general counsel.  Prior to joining LADD, Tucker was a partner in the Charlotte office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP.

Kurt Darrow, president and CEO of La-Z-Boy, 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."