ATLANTA -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building products in North America, announced that George R. Judd will no longer serve as President and Chief Executive of the Company, effective May 14, 2013. Mr. Judd also resigned as a director of BlueLinx.
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."