BlueLinx hires new Minnesota general manager

ATLANTA — BlueLinx has hired Dave Zelch as general manager of the company’s Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn. branches.

Zelch joins BlueLinx after spending 12 years with Sherwin Williams in a variety of sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently he served as the global vice president overseeing marketing and business development efforts for the OEM division of the industrial coatings business. Prior to Sherwin Williams, Zelch spent 20 years with PPG Industries, another global supplier of coatings and specialty chemical products.

“Dave has had an array of career experiences that include manufacturing, customer service management, warehouse management, sales, sales management, and marketing management,” says Mark Wasson, regional vice president of BlueLinx. “He is passionate about growing revenue, relentless in his customer focus, and continually looking to improve the effectiveness of the commercial enterprise. We look forward to him bringing that same passion and focus to the Minneapolis and Duluth branches.”

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