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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
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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.
La-Z-Boy Chairman, President and CEO ...
www.furnituretoday.com, 18 April 2014 [cached]
La-Z-Boy Chairman, President and CEO Kurt Darrow said that the Lea youth business is "not a strategic fit from a size perspective in terms of its revenue or earnings, and we believe our efforts would be enhanced by focusing our resources on the core case goods product lines, which include bedroom, dining room and occasional pieces, positioned in the mid to upper-mid price points of the market."
Darrow said the company will continue to service its existing Lea dealers until it finds a new owner for the youth business.
The company will also consolidate its warehouse and repair operations from two North Wilkesboro, N.C., facilities to Hudson. These facilities, which total about 520,000 square feet, will be idled at the end of 2014 and will be marketed for sale along with woodworking equipment in Hudson.
Darrow said the move to an all-import case goods model is aimed at making the company more competitive.
He said the company determined that it cannot generate enough domestic volume to support the size facility it operates in Hudson and that the move is expected to "strengthen our positioning and performance in the segment. With strong manufacturing partners and a global supply chain team on the ground in Asia managing quality and logistics, we will seamlessly transition our remaining domestic bedroom product offerings. We remain firmly committed to ensuring our dealers and their customers continue to receive the excellent service they have come to expect and depend on from La-Z-Boy Inc."
Darrow said the move will not affect Kincaid's upholstery program and that it will honor all existing orders in its current backlog.
He said that despite the changes, case goods represents an "integral component of our total product offering to the consumer.
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.
CMS Energy - News Release
phx.corporate-ir.net, 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., 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. Â 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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