BlueLinx President and CEO George R. Judd steps down effective May 14, resigns as director; board appoints Howard S. Cohen as executive chairman to facilitate an orderly transition while it conducts a search for Judd's successor
May 14, 2013
– BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced that George R. Judd will no longer serve as President and Chief Executive of the Company, effective May 14, 2013. Mr. Judd will also resign as a director of BlueLinx following the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 16, 2013. The Board has appointed Howard S. Cohen to serve as Executive Chairman to facilitate an orderly transition while the Board conducts a search for a successor to Mr. Judd. Mr. Cohen has been a director of the Company since 2007 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2008. Mr. Cohen previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2008 through October 2008 and as Executive Chairman from March 2008 through March 2009.
"The Board would like to thank George for his years of service to the Company," said Mr. Cohen. "George was instrumental in leading the Company through one of the worst economic downturns in recent history and has helped position BlueLinx to capitalize on the recovery in the U.S. housing market," continued Mr. Cohen. "We wish him well in his future endeavors."
About BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 1,900 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of approximately 55 distribution centers. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its Web site at www.BlueLinxCo.com.