Edition:
United Kingdom

BlueLinx Holdings Inc (BXC.N)

BXC.N on New York Stock Exchange

23.57USD
19 Oct 2018
Change (% chg)

$-1.05 (-4.26%)
Prev Close
$24.62
Open
$25.01
Day's High
$26.11
Day's Low
$23.46
Volume
124,515
Avg. Vol
67,170
52-wk High
$46.05
52-wk Low
$7.66

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roy Haley

70 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mitchell Lewis

54 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan O'Farrell

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Alex Averitt

41 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Shyamsundar Reddy

41 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Gregory Nixon

51 2014 Director

Karel Czanderna

61 2018 Independent Director

Kim Fennebresque

68 2013 Independent Director

Richard Grant

71 2005 Independent Director

Ronald Kolka

55 2015 Independent Director

Alan Schumacher

71 2004 Independent Director

M. Richard Warner

62 2015 Independent Director

Caroline Lowden

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Roy Haley

Mr. Roy W. Haley is an Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Until his retirement in May 2011, Mr. Haley served as the Executive Chairman of WESCO International, Inc. (“WESCO”), a wholesale supplier of electrical and other industrial supplies and services, and until September 2009, also was the Chief Executive Officer of WESCO. Prior to joining WESCO in February 1994, Mr. Haley was President and Chief Operating Officer of American General Corporation, one of the nation’s largest consumer financial services organizations. Mr. Haley currently is a member of the Board of Directors of United Stationers Inc. (“United”) and serves as Chair of United’s Audit Committee, a position he has held for over 11 years. In addition, he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Mr. Haley also served as a director of Cambrex Corporation, a supplier of pharmaceutical and life science industry products and services, for twelve years until his retirement in April 2010 and as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland until his retirement in December 2010. Mr. Haley has a history of public company leadership with significant knowledge and operating experience in a distribution company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WESCO. Mr. Haley holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mitchell Lewis

Dr. Mitchell B. Lewis is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., effective January 20, 2014. Mr. Lewis has held numerous leadership positions in the building products industry since 1992. Mr. Lewis served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euramax Holdings, Inc., a building products manufacturer, from February 2008 through November 2013. Mr. Lewis also served as Chief Operating Officer in 2005, Executive Vice President in 2002, and group Vice President in 1997 of Euramax Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor companies. Prior to being appointed group Vice President, Mr. Lewis served as President of Amerimax Building Products, Inc. Prior to 1992, Mr. Lewis served as Corporate Counsel with Alumax Inc. and practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

Susan O'Farrell

Ms. Susan C. O'Farrell is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the company., effective May 19, 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. O’Farrell was a senior financial executive holding several roles with The Home Depot, a home improvement specialty retailer, since 1999. As The Home Depot’s Vice President of Finance, she led teams supporting the retail organization. Ms. O’Farrell was also responsible for the finance function for The Home Depot’s At Home Services Group. Ms. O’Farrell led the financial operations of The Home Depot, as well as served as the VP Finance for the $26 billion Northern Division of the company. Ms. O’Farrell began her career with Andersen Consulting, LLP, leaving as an Associate Partner in 1996 for a strategic information systems role with AGL Resources. Ms. O’Farrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and attended Emory University’s Executive Leadership program.

Alex Averitt

Mr. Alex Averitt is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He was President and CEO of Cedar Creek from September 2017 until the Cedar Creek Acquisition. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Cedar Creek, beginning in 2015, Mr. Averitt served as Cedar Creek’s Chief Operating Officer. He joined Cedar Creek in 2005 as a sales manager and fulfilled various roles for the company, including Vice President of IT. Prior to working for Cedar Creek, Alex gained experience as a general manager of both distribution and manufacturing operations for JELD-WEN Inc.

Shyamsundar Reddy

Mr. Shyam K. Reddy is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Company, effective as of June 1, 2015. Mr. Reddy, age 40, served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Euramax Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of metal and vinyl products sold to the residential repair and remodel, commercial construction, and recreational vehicle markets, primarily in North America and Europe, from March 2013 to March 2015. Prior to joining Euramax, Mr. Reddy was the Regional Administrator of the Southeast Sunbelt Region of the U.S. General Services Administration from March 2010 to March 2013. Prior to accepting the Presidential Appointment at the U.S. General Services Administration, Mr. Reddy practiced corporate law as a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Mr. Reddy received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1996 and a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1997 from Emory University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2000.

Gregory Nixon

Mr. Gregory S. Nixon is a Director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Nixon currently serves as a Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel of Cerberus Operations Advisory Company (“COAC”). Prior to joining COAC, from 2013 to 2014, Mr. Nixon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. Prior to joining CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Nixon served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DynCorp International Inc. Before DynCorp International Inc., from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Nixon served as Vice President of McKinsey and Company. Prior to joining McKinsey and Company, from 2002 to 2007, Mr. Nixon was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Mr. Nixon also practiced law at Howrey, LLP and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington and the Executive Leadership Council. Mr. Nixon received a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University.

Karel Czanderna

Ms. Karel K. Czanderna has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Czanderna has been the CEO of Flexsteel since 2012. Prior to joining Flexsteel, Ms. Czanderna served as Group President of Building Materials for Owens Corning. She also previously held various executive management positions with Whirlpool Corporation including Vice President, North America Cooking Products, Vice President & General Manager, Global KitchenAid and Jenn-Air Businesses, and Vice President, Global Refrigeration & Water Products. Ms. Czanderna began her career with Eastman Kodak Company, where she spent 18 years and served in a variety of leadership roles. Ms. Czanderna currently sits on the boards of Flexsteel, American Home Furnishings Alliance, and American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. She has previously served on the boards of A&E Factory Service LLC, Bremson, Inc., Materials Research Society, and Clarkson University. Ms. Czanderna earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Physics and Humanities from Clarkson University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.

Kim Fennebresque

Mr. Kim S. Fennebresque is an Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., since May, 2013. Mr. Fennebresque currently serves as a senior advisor to Cowen Group Inc. (“Cowen”), a financial services company. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen and its predecessor SG Cowen from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Fennebresque currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ally Financial Inc. and Albertson’s LLC. Mr. Fennebresque served as Chairman of Dahlman Rose & Co., LLC (“Dahlman”), a financial services company, from 2010 to 2012, and as Chief Executive Officer of Dahlman from July 2011 until August 2012. He has also served as head of the corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions departments at UBS and was a general partner and co-head of investment banking at Lazard Frères & Co. Mr. Fennebresque also held various positions at The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse). He is a graduate of Trinity College and Vanderbilt Law School.

Richard Grant

Mr. Richard S. Grant is an Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., since December 2005. Previously, Mr. Grant served as a director of The BOC Group plc (“BOC”), until his retirement in 2002. Over 30 years of service with BOC, Mr. Grant held various management positions, most recently as Chief Executive of BOC Process Gas Solutions, Chairman of CNC SA, a Mexican joint venture company, and he had group responsibility for Technology, Latin America and Continental Europe. Previous responsibilities included service as the BOC Regional Director for South Pacific/South Asia, Chairman of Elgas Ltd, an Australian LPG distributor, and before that as President of Ohmeda Medical Devices, and Chief Executive Officer of Glasrock Home Healthcare Inc. Mr. Grant currently serves on the Board of Directors of Compass Minerals International Inc., where he is lead director, a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee; and was previously a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee, of which he was Chairman. Mr. Grant holds an honors degree in engineering from Leeds University, United Kingdom.

Ronald Kolka

Mr. Ronald E. Kolka is an Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Mr. Kolka is currently a director and Chief Financial Officer of Remington Outdoor Co., a sporting goods manufacturer. Previously, he was a Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC (“COAC”) from December 2009 through July 2013. Prior to his tenure with COAC, Mr. Kolka was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chrysler LLC beginning in 2007. Mr. Kolka joined Chrysler Corporation in 1986. Mr. Kolka holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Alan Schumacher

Mr. Alan H. Schumacher is an Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., since May 2004. He is a director of Evertec Inc., School Bus Holdings Inc., Quality Distribution Inc., Albertson’s LLC, and Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation. He is also a member of the board of managers of Quality Distribution LLC. Mr. Schumacher was a director of Anchor Glass Container Inc. from 2003 to 2006, and of Equable Ascent Financial, LLC from December 2009 through February 2012. Mr. Schumacher was a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 through June 2012. Mr. Schumacher has 23 years of experience working in various positions at American National Can Corporation and American National Can Group, where from 1997 until his retirement in 2000, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and from 1988 through 1996, he served as Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Schumacher received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University.

M. Richard Warner

Mr. M. Richard Warner is an Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Mr. Warner served as a consultant for Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., or Cerberus, from May 2007 through June 2011. Prior to his work with Cerberus, Mr. Warner was employed for more than 20 years in a variety of capacities at Temple-Inland Inc., most recently as a Senior Advisor during 2006, President from 2003 to 2005, Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer from 1999 to 2003 and Vice President & General Counsel from 1994 to 2002. Prior to joining Temple-Inland, Mr. Warner was a commercial lawyer in private practice. Mr. Warner currently serves on the boards of Balcones Resources Inc., First Bank & Trust, East Texas, and FBC Bancshares, Inc. He was a director of Equable Ascent Financial, LLC, a Cerberus portfolio company from 2007 to February 2012. Mr. Warner received his Bachelor in Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, from Baylor University and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University Law School.

Caroline Lowden