BlueLinx appoints Carol Yancey to board of directors

Andrew Carlo
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BlueLinx Holdings Inc. announced that Carol Yancey, the executive vice president and CFO Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 15.

Yancey will also serve as a member of the board’s audit and nominating and corporate governance committees for the duration of her term.

“We are excited to welcome Carol as our newest independent director to the BlueLinx board of directors,” said Kim Fennebresque, chairman of the board. “Carol will complement the skills and experience of our current board members as we move forward in achieving our short and long-term growth strategies.”

“Carol will add to the richness of our board, as her financial acumen and unique industry perspectives will help us in many areas, including capital markets, operational and administrative efficiency and margin enhancement,” said Mitch Lewis, BlueLinx president and CEO.

Yancey has been the EVP and CFO of GPC since March 2013. She joined GPC in 1991 as the director of investor relations and has served in a variety of leadership roles at the auto parts company.

Based in Marietta, Ga., BlueLinx distributes building and industrial products to approximately 15,000 national, regional, and local dealers, as well as specialty distributors, national home centers, industrial, and manufactured housing customers.