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Mr. Kurt L. Darrow

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Board Member

Phone: (517) ***-****  HQ Phone
CMS Energy Corporation
One Energy Plaza
Jackson , Michigan 49201
United States

Company Description: CMS Energy Corporation (CMS Energy) is an energy company operating throught its subsidiaries in United States, primarily in Michigan. The Company’s principal...   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree , business administration
    Adrian College
  • bachelor’s degree , Business Administration
    Adrian College.Â
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CMS Energy - Directors
www.cmsenergy.com, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Kurt L. Darrow, 59, has served since 2003 as the president and chief executive officer of Laâ€'Zâ€'Boy Incorporated, an integrated furniture retailer and manufacturer. Since joining the company in 1979, he has served in positions of increased responsibility, including president of Laâ€'Zâ€'Boy Residential, its largest division. Mr. Darrow currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Laâ€'Zâ€'Boy Incorporated. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since November 2013.
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, ...
house-home.news-articles.net, 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, of La-Z-Boy, said, "Doug and Darrell are integral members of the La-Z-Boy Incorporated leadership team and will continue to play increasingly important roles as we execute our strategic initiatives and develop additional strategies to drive profitable growth throughout the company." 
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Darrow commented, "Doug has done an excellent job leading both our marketing and international teams over the last several years.  Our Live life comfortably campaign has been very successful, fueling several years of compounded double-digit same-store sales growth for the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® network of stores, and we have expanded our international business to include more than 50 countries around the world.  As we move forward, a greater emphasis will be placed on international opportunities.  Additionally, Doug's expertise in developing multi-faceted marketing programs, including digital solutions to respond to the dynamic environment in which the consumer operates, will prove to be invaluable."
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Darrow continued, "Darrell is a seasoned executive with an unparalleled skill set in manufacturing operations.  He successfully led the conversion of our La-Z-Boy branded facilities to the cellular method of production and his expertise extends to distribution, lean engineering, supply chain and research and development.  In his new role, Darrell will be responsible for the corporation's entire supply chain, while also having responsibility for all La-Z-Boy branded manufacturing operations, our Regional Distribution Centers, and our Research and Development initiatives."
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Darrow concluded, "As our business grows and evolves, we are aligning the corporation with a leadership team whose expertise and responsibilities position us to respond to and prosper within the dynamic global marketplace."
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, ...
www.researchviews.com, 30 Dec 2013 [cached]
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President And CEO Of La-Z-Boy Inc., Joins CMS Energy And Consumers Energy Boards Of Directors Announced Date : Nov 15, 2013
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, has been elected to CMS Energy's Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2013. Darrow is also joining the Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy. Darrow will serve on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee for both Boards. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of La-Z-Boy in 2003, and Chairman in 2011, Darrow was President of La-Z-Boy Residential, the flagship (and industry-leading) brand and largest division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. During his 34 years with the company, it grew from one known primarily for its world-famous reclining chairs into one of the world's leading residential home furnishings producers and retailers, marketing furniture for every room of the home.
Born and raised in Michigan, where La-Z-Boy is headquartered, Darrow is a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit leadership organization, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe. He is also a Board Member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and served as its Chairman in 2008.
Darrow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Adrian College, where he also served as a Member of the college's Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011.
CMS Energy - KURT L. DARROW, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LA-Z-BOY INC., JOINS CMS ENERGY AND CONSUMERS ENERGY BOARDS OF DIRECTORS 111513
www.cmsenergy.com, 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
KURT L. DARROW, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LA-Z-BOY INC., JOINS CMS ENERGY AND CONSUMERS ENERGY BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
Jackson, Mich. Friday, November 15, 2013
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, has been elected to CMS Energy’s Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2013. Darrow is also joining the Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy. Darrow will serve on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee for both Boards.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of La-Z-Boy in 2003, and Chairman in 2011, Darrow was President of La-Z-Boy Residential, the flagship (and industry-leading) brand and largest division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. During his 34 years with the company, it grew from one known primarily for its world-famous reclining chairs into one of the world’s leading residential home furnishings producers and retailers, marketing furniture for every room of the home.
Born and raised in Michigan, where La-Z-Boy is headquartered, Darrow is a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit leadership organization, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe. He is also a Board Member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and served as its Chairman in 2008.
Darrow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Adrian College, where he also served as a Member of the college’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011.
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, ...
www.aztv.com, 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President And CEO Of La-Z-Boy Inc., Joins CMS Energy And Consumers Energy Boards Of Directors - AZTV7/Cable 13, Me-TV 7.2, HSN 7.3, Phoenix-Prescott, AZ
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Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President And CEO Of La-Z-Boy Inc., Joins CMS Energy And Consumers Energy Boards Of Directors
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JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, has been elected to CMS Energy's Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2013. Darrow is also joining the Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy. Darrow will serve on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee for both Boards.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of La-Z-Boy in 2003, and Chairman in 2011, Darrow was President of La-Z-Boy Residential, the flagship (and industry-leading) brand and largest division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. During his 34 years with the company, it grew from one known primarily for its world-famous reclining chairs into one of the world's leading residential home furnishings producers and retailers, marketing furniture for every room of the home.
Born and raised in Michigan, where La-Z-Boy is headquartered, Darrow is a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit leadership organization, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe. He is also a Board Member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and served as its Chairman in 2008.
Darrowearned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Adrian College, where he also served as a Member of the college's Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011.
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