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La-Z-Boy Names Miller VP - Process Improvement

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced that Roger Miller has been named to the newly created position of Corporate Vice President - Process Improvement. Miller will be responsible for coordinating a continuous process improvement discipline across the organization to drive efficiencies and best practices. He will report to Kurt L. Darrow, President and CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Darrow noted, "Roger brings a fresh and outside perspective to our company as we strengthen our focus and discipline in critically evaluating and refining our process in all areas of our company. He will facilitate this effort by communicating his hands-on extensive experiences in evaluating and documenting processes and executing meaningful improvements. As our business model continues to evolve it is imperative that we execute as efficiently as possible to remain a global leader in all aspects of our businesses." Prior to joining La-Z-Boy, Miller was a Partner with a leading global consulting firm, Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., after having spent ten years running his own consulting firm. He started his career as an engineer with Ford Motor Company and later joined Allied Signal, Inc., where he continued to gain experience in a series of progressively expanding roles over an eight year period. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently served his country for six years. He later earned a Master's of Business Administration at Eastern Michigan University. Background Information With annual sales of $2 billion, La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world's leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home and office, as well as for the hospitality, health care and assisted-living industries. The La-Z-Boy Upholstery Group companies are Bauhaus, Centurion, Clayton Marcus, England, La-Z-Boy, La-Z-Boy Contract and Sam Moore. The La-Z-Boy Casegoods Group companies are American Drew, American of Martinsville, Hammary, Kincaid, Lea and Pennsylvania House. Additional information is available at http://www.la-z-boy.com/ Source: La-Z-Boy Incorporated

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