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Darrell Edwards

Darrell Edwards

Assistant Professor of Practice

Darrell Edwards, former senior vice president and chief operating officer at La-Z-Boy Incorporated, one of the nation’s largest producers of home furnishings, is now an assistant professor of supply chain management at Haslam. He has over three decades of global operations and supply chain experience. His interests include business coaching, team building, process innovation and strategy.

While at La-Z-Boy, Edwards was part of the executive team leading the global operations and supply chain for La-Z-Boy Incorporated’s Branded Business, totaling more than 9,000 employees. He currently serves as an independent board director for Dovetail Brands in Grabill, Indiana. Edwards has led numerous business units to achieve national and global recognition for operational excellence, has authored articles in several business trade publications and is a frequent guest speaker at various national forums.

He holds a doctorate in business administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an MBA from UT and a master’s degree in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.


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