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BlueLinx Announces CEO Lewis Will Retire

Building materials distributor BlueLinx Holdings taps Gibson as the company’s incoming president and CEO

BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC), which is based in Marietta, Georgia, announced on Thursday that President and CEO Mitchell B. Lewis will step down as President and CEO of the company on June 7.

Following a search process that kicked off in the fall of last year, the board of directors elected Dwight A.K. Gibson as the company’s incoming president and CEO, which is also effective on June 7.  Gibson will also be appointed to the company’s Board of Birectors when he joins the Company.

Upon his retirement, Lewis will remain a director on the BlueLinx Board of Directors and serve as advisor through the end of this year to help with the transition.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank Mitch for his many years of leadership and service to our Company and its stakeholders,” stated Kim Fennebresque, Chairman of the Board. “He has built a lasting legacy, one that has positioned BlueLinx as a leading two-step wholesale building products distributor in the United States. We wish Mitch well as he enters into a well-deserved retirement and look forward to having him support Dwight during the transition period, while remaining as a director on our Board.”

Prior to BlueLinx, Gibson was most recently chief commercial officer at SPX Flow, Inc., (NYSE: FLOW), a provider of process solutions, having previously led its food and beverage segment as President. He also worked for Ingersoll Rand for 13 years in various roles such as President of Climate Strategic Initiatives, VP/GM of Transport Solutions, VP/GM of Connected Home Solutions and GM of Residential Electronics.

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