PrimeSource Names New CEO

PrimeSourcePrimeSource Building Products, Inc., the largest distributor of construction fasteners and one of the largest distributors of non-lumber building products in North America, announced today the appointment of George Judd as CEO.

Judd will join PrimeSource on Oct. 5. He takes over from Bryan Kelln, a partner at Platinum Equity who has been serving as PrimeSource’s Interim President and CEO. Platinum Equity acquired PrimeSource from ITOCHU Corporation in May.

“George is a growth-oriented CEO and building products industry veteran who is passionate about leading people and serving customers,” said Kelln. “He knows the industry inside out and has a great deal of experience driving profitable growth initiatives. He is the right fit for PrimeSource and with him at the helm, the outlook for the business is brighter than ever.”

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Judd was previously President and CEO of BlueLinx Holdings, a publicly-traded $2 billion distributor of building products that was spun out of Georgia-Pacific in 2004. Over his 13 years with BlueLinx, Mr. Judd drove the transition to a standalone public company, led a transformation of the corporate culture and a reorientation of the sales force. He also directed and launched the company’s e-commerce strategy and introduced value-added and BlueLinx-branded products. Prior to BlueLinx, Judd had spent 20 years with Georgia-Pacific.

Source: Primesource