La-Z-Boy has announced some key changes to its leadership team, with two members of staff being promoted.
Mark Draper, who has been the MD of La-Z-Boy UK for the last two years, has been promoted to the role of VP of international. In his new role, Mark will be responsible for the commercial aspects of all the La-Z-Boy businesses outside North America.
In his time at the helm of La-Z-Boy UK, Mark has grown the business, strengthened relationships with key customers and navigated the company though the pandemic. He was also instrumental in successfully integrating Furnico Furniture after the Lancashire manufacturer was acquired by La-Z-Boy last year.
Richard Greenwood will replace Mark as MD of La-Z-Boy UK. He has been promoted from his role as sales director – national accounts UK, a position he has held since May 2021.
In Richard’s time working for La-Z-Boy, he has significantly strengthened the brand’s relationship with its largest UK customer, ScS. He has worked in sales for more than 25 years, dealing with some of the UK’s largest retailers as well as managing and developing national sales teams.
Keith Wilson, president of La-Z-Boy International, comments: “I am delighted to welcome both Mark and Richard into their new roles at La-Z-Boy. Both have already proved themselves to be important members of the team and will help us to continue to grow the La-Z-Boy brand, both in the UK and our other international markets outside North America.”
Both Mark and Richard are based in the UK and began their new roles at the beginning of this month.
Pictured: Mark Draper and Richard Greenwood