ATLANTA - BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, announced today that Susan C. O'Farrell has accepted the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer effective May 19, 2014, replacing Doug Goforth, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.
Ms. O'Farrell has been a senior financial executive holding several roles with The Home Depot since 1999. As the Vice President of Finance, she led teams supporting the retail organization. Most recently, she was responsible for the finance function for The Home Depot's At Home Services Group. 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 has a B.S. in business administration from Auburn University.
Mitch Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueLinx, said: "BlueLinx is fortunate to have attracted a new Chief Financial Officer as talented as Ms. O'Farrell. Her broad-based experience in consulting coupled with her senior executive leadership roles in the building materials industry make her ideally suited to help drive BlueLinx' financial success and strategic direction in the years ahead."
Mr. Lewis continued, "On behalf of the BlueLinx Board of Directors and all of BlueLinx' associates, I would like to thank Doug for his significant contributions and service to our Company. Doug helped lead BlueLinx during a particularly challenging economic environment in our industry. We appreciate his dedicated service and wish him well in his future endeavors."
To assist in the transition, Mr. Goforth has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity until early June.
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 over 1,700 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 50 distribution centers. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.
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