La-Z-Boy announces resignation of Mark Bacon

MONROE, Mich. -- La-Z-Boy Inc. has announced that Mark S. Bacon Sr., senior vice president and president, La-Z-Boy Branded Business, has resigned from the company, effective April 30, 2017. Kurt L. Darrow, chairman, president and chief executive officer of La-Z-Boy, said, “Mark made a significant contribution to La-Z-Boy.  In his nine years with the company, he played a pivotal role in leading the successful turnaround of La-Z-Boy’s company-owned retail business and strengthening the overall performance of the company’s Branded operations.

La-Z-Boy debuts rechargeable batteries for Power Recliners

La-Z-Boy launched a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for its power recliner. Batteries last about a week, and eliminate the need for a cord to run to the chair - giving more flexibility in room layout. The battery is the size of a hand, and can also be charged wirelessly.