Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> October 7, 2002

John Ong – La-z-boy Inc (lzb)

JOHN J. ONG has been Director of Investor Relations of La-Z-Boy Incorporated since January 2000, when La-Z-Boy acquired LADD Furniture, Inc., then the residential furniture industry's seventh largest manufacturer. Mr. Ong joined LADD in 1985 as Director of Investor Relations and was named Vice President in 1998. Prior to joining LADD, he worked in investor relations positions with Wachovia Corporation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Northwestern Financial Corporation in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Before moving to North Carolina, Mr. Ong worked as a financial writer and investments analyst with several New York City brokerage firms, including Merrill Lynch, where he began his career. A graduate of Rutgers University with a BS in Business, he earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1986. He is a member of NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) and AIMR (Association for Investment Management and Research). Profile
TWST: Would you tell us what your company does?

Mr. Ong: La-Z-Boy is one of the largest manufacturers of

residential furniture in the world. We make furniture for

essentially every room of the