Global upholstery manufacturer La-Z-Boy Incorporated has announced that Mark 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 Whittington, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said: “We are delighted to have an individual of Mark’s calibre 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 Lawton, Chairman of the Board, added: “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.”