BlueLinx Holdings has announced that George R. Judd will no longer serve as president and chief executive, effective May 14, 2013. Judd will also resign as a director of BlueLinx following the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 16.
The board has appointed Howard S. Cohen to serve as executive chairman, while the board conducts a search for a successor to Judd. Cohen has been a director of the company since 2007 and has served as chairman of the board since 2008.
Cohen previously served as interim CEO 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 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. We wish him well in his future endeavors."