Longtime La-Z-Boy CEO Darrow to retire, CFO to take helm

The La-Z-Boy store in Westminster

(Reuters) – La-Z-Boy Inc said on Tuesday Chief Executive Kurt Darrow will retire in April and will be replaced by finance chief Melinda Whittington.

Darrow, who has led the firm for 17 of his 40 years at the furniture maker, will remain its chairman in a non-executive role.

Robert Lucian, vice president of finance at La-Z-Boy, will succeed Whittington as CFO, the company said.

(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)