steven m. kincaid
Over the course of 40 years, Steve Kincaid (b. 1948) has built a successful career and excellent reputation in the furniture industry based on integrity, leadership and innovation. As president of Kincaid Furniture Company and La-Z-Boy Casegoods, he has steered both companies to the forefront of the global economy. His business success is matched by his dedicated service to both the industry and the community.
Mr. Kincaid began his career in 1970 as a sales representative for Kincaid Furniture, the company founded by his father in 1946. He advanced through the ranks to the position of president in 1983, the same year Kincaid went public. Building on his father's success, Mr. Kincaid brought a strong vision for marketing the brand and growing market share, and today Kincaid is a leading manufacturer of solid wood furniture. In 1987, La-Z-Boy purchased Kincaid, and in 2003, Mr. Kincaid was named senior vice president of La-Z-Boy Inc. and president of La-Z-Boy Casegoods, which includes Lea Youth Furniture, Hammary, and American Drew. Kincaid was one of the first companies to partner with a national organization when it introduced the Ducks Unlimited Collection in the mid-90s. Manufacturing both at home and abroad, Mr. Kincaid has led the companies through a pivotal juncture in the industry without losing touch with his roots. He often walks through the Kincaid factory, calling employees by name and recalling events in their lives.
Mr. Kincaid, who leads by example, brings an abiding commitment to serving the home furnishings industry. He is past president and current board member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), and was honored with the AHFA Distinguished Service Award. He is past president and current board member of the American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation and past chairman and current board member of the High Point Market Authority. Mr. Kincaid also serves on the boards of the American Furniture Foundation, the International Woodworking Fair and the International Home Furnishings Center Advisory Board.
His devotion to service extends to the community, as well. He has served on the boards of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, the Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation, Smart Start/Communities in Schools and Wachovia Bank in Lenoir. He also served in the N.C. National Guard. He is a recipient of the prestigious City of Hope Spirit of Life Award, as well as the Central Carolina Bank "Golden Apple Award."