MONROE, MI – La-Z-Boy Inc. announced that Mark S. Bacon, Sr. has been named Chief Retail Officer of the company. Bacon replaces Mark Wiltshire, president of the company’s retail segment, who recently left La-Z-Boy.

As chief retail officer, Bacon will report directly to Kurt Darrow, president and CEO, and will have overall responsibility for all sales, store operations, training and merchandising functions within the company’s retail segment, which is comprised of 69 company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.

Darrow said, “We are delighted Mark has joined our company. He brings with him a wealth of superb retail excellence and experience and will undoubtedly be a strong leader for our retail segment, which has gone through a huge transition over the past several years while operating in a very difficult environment. Mark has a proven track record of turning around and growing retail businesses and I have every confidence he will make a significant contribution to our company.”

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