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BlueLinx Holdings Inc (BXC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kim Fennebresque

69 2016 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mitchell Lewis

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan O'Farrell

55 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Principal Accounting Officer

Alexander Averitt

42 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Brian Sasadu

45 2019 Chief Human Resource Officer

Shyamsundar Reddy

44 2018 Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Justin Heineman

47 2018 Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Ronald Herrin

55 2018 Vice President - Procurement

D. Wayne Trousdale

55 2018 Vice President - Operating Companies

Karel Czanderna

62 2018 Independent Director

Dominic DiNapoli

64 2016 Independent Director

Alan Schumacher

72 2004 Independent Director

J. David Smith

70 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kim Fennebresque

Mr. Kim S. Fennebresque is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. He has served as a member of our Board since May 2013 and became Chairperson in May 2016. 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. (NYSE:ALLY), Albertson’s LLC, Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ:RBBN), and BAWAG Group, AG (VIE:BG). 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.

Mitchell Lewis

Dr. Mitchell B. Lewis is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., effective January 20, 2014. He has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., since January 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 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Principal Accounting Officer of the company since May 19, 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. O’Farrell was a senior financial executive holding several roles with The Home Depot, Inc. 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, and she served as the VP Finance for the Northern Division of the company. Ms. O’Farrell began her career with Andersen Consulting, LLP (now Accenture), leaving as an Associate Partner in 1996 for a strategic information systems role with AGL Resources (now Southern Company Gas). Ms. O’Farrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and completed Emory University’s Executive Leadership program.

Alexander Averitt

Mr. Alexander S. (Alex) Averitt is Chief Operating Officer of the company since April 2018. From September 2017 to April 2018, Mr. Averitt was President and Chief Executive Officer at Cedar Creek, LLC. He joined Cedar Creek in 2005 as a sales manager and served in various roles for the company, including Chief Operating Officer from April 2015 to September 2017, and Vice President of Information Technology from May 2014 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cedar Creek, Mr. Averitt spent nine years in various roles with Jeld-Wen Inc., including as a General Manager. Mr. Averitt earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Arkansas Tech University.

Brian Sasadu

Mr. Brian J. Sasadu is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company since January 2019. Before joining BlueLinx, from 2003 to December 2018, Mr. Sasadu served in various roles with Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. (“CCR”), the North American bottling and distribution arm of The Coca-Cola Company. From July 2016 to December 2018, Mr. Sasadu served as CCR’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Before that, Mr. Sasadu served as CCR’s Vice President, Human Resources - Supply Chain, US Region and Commercial from April 2014 to July 2016, and as CCR’s Vice President, Labor & Employment practices from August 2007 to April 2014. Mr. Sasadu began his career in Atlanta at the international law firm of King & Spalding LLP where he practiced law with the Labor and Employment team. Mr. Sasadu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida.

Shyamsundar Reddy

Mr. Shyamsundar Komati Reddy is Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of the Company since April 2018. He served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary from May 2017 to April 2018. From June 1, 2015 until May 2017, Mr. Reddy served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reddy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Euramax Holdings, Inc., from March 2013 to March 2015. Prior to joining Euramax Holdings, Inc., 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 LLP. Mr. Reddy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, and also received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia.

Justin Heineman

Mr. Justin B. Heineman is Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Company since May 2018. Mr. Heineman joined us after 8 years with NCR Corporation. At NCR, Mr. Heineman served as Law Vice President, Chief Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary from October 2015 to May 2018, where he was responsible for oversight of the company’s corporate legal function, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law compliance. From February 2010 to October 2015, Mr. Heineman served as NCR’s Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining NCR, Mr. Heineman was a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP. Mr. Heineman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, and Juris Doctor degree from The University of North Carolina.

Ronald Herrin

Mr. Ronald K. Herrin is Vice President - Procurement of the Company since April 2018. From January 2014 to April 2018, Mr. Herrin served as our Vice President of National Accounts, from January 2012 to December 2013 he served as our Director of National Accounts - Pro Dealers & Specialty Distributors, and from September 2007 to January 2012, he served as a Senior National Account Manager. Prior to joining us, Mr. Herrin held several positions within the building material industry for U.S. Lumber Group, LLC, Weyerhaeuser, and MacMillan Bloedel Limited. Mr. Herrin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.

D. Wayne Trousdale

Mr. D. Wayne Trousdale is Vice President - Operating Companies of the Company since April 2018. Before joining us, Mr. Trousdale served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cedar Creek, LLC from September 2017 to April 2018. Mr. Trousdale joined Cedar Creek in 1985 while still a college student, and served in various roles at Cedar Creek, including as Chief Executive Officer from March 2015 to September 2017, Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to March 2015, and in various sales and other roles before that. Mr. Trousdale became an owner of Cedar Creek in 1988. Mr. Trousdale also serves as a member of the board of directors of First National Bank & Trust Co., and Sigma Nu Fraternity, and as the Secretary and Treasurer of Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Mr. Trousdale received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Karel Czanderna

Ms. Karel K. Czanderna is Independent Director of the Company since January 2018. Ms. Czanderna was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS, "Flexsteel") from July 2012 until her retirement in September 2018. Prior to joining Flexsteel, Ms. Czanderna served as Group President of Building Materials for Owens Corning (NYSE:OC). She also previously held various executive management positions with Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) including Vice President, North America Cooking Products, Vice President & General Manager, Global KitchenAid and Jenn-Air Businesses, and Vice President, Global Refrigeration. Ms. Czanderna began her career with Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK), where she served in a variety of leadership roles over 18 years. Ms. Czanderna also currently sits on the board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. She has previously served on the boards of A&E Factory Service LLC, Bremson, Inc., Clarkson University, American Home Furnishings Alliance, and the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. Ms. Czanderna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Clarkson University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.

Dominic DiNapoli

Mr. Dominic (Dom) DiNapoli is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently serves as a senior consultant to FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm. He has held several positions within that company including Vice Chairman from 2011 through 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 through 2011. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. DiNapoli served as a Senior Managing Director and leader of FTI Consulting’s corporate finance/restructuring practice. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. DiNapoli was a Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s U.S. business recovery services practice. Since January 1, 2016, Mr. DiNapoli has served as a consultant to Cerberus Capital providing consulting services, as requested, to portfolio companies.

Alan Schumacher

Mr. Alan H. Schumacher is Independent Director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., since May 2004. 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 is currently a director of Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE:HCC), Evertec, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC), Blue Bird Corp. (NASDAQ:BLBD), and Albertson’s LLC. He was a director of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation from 2008 through 2016, and Quality Distribution, Inc. from 2004 through 2015. Mr. Schumacher was also a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 through June 2012. Mr. Schumacher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University.

J. David Smith

Mr. J. David Smith is Independent Director of the Company since May 2017. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Euramax International, Inc. beginning in 1996, and served as the Chairman of its board of directors beginning in 2002, until his retirement in 2008. Before joining Euramax, Mr. Smith served as President of Alumax Fabricated Products, Inc. and as an officer of Alumax, Inc. from 1988 to 1996. He began his career serving in numerous senior management roles at Howmet Building Products, Inc. Mr. Smith has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Select Interior Concepts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIC) since February 2019. He has also served as a member of the boards of directors of Henry Company since 2017, Gypsum Management Supply Inc. (NYSE:GMS) since 2014, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) since 2004. Mr. Smith served as Chairman of the board of directors of both Siamons International, Inc. until 2018, and Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK) until 2016, where he also served as interim Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He also previously served as a director of Diversitech, Inc., Houghton International Inc. and Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. until 2014. Mr. Smith has extensive operating and management experience in private and public international metals and building products companies. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College.