BlueLinx Holdings announced Kelly Janzen, senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer, will be leaving the company at the end of August. Andrew Wamser will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer-elect, effective July 17, 2023.
“Andy is a proven public company executive who brings significant financial expertise and unique capital markets experience within the broader industrials sector to the role of CFO,” BlueLinx president and CEO Shyam Reddy said in a prepared statement. “His strategic mindset and understanding of BlueLinx’s opportunities make him a valuable partner in our ongoing efforts to drive commercial growth and operational excellence across our organization and develop market-leading positions of scale across our two-step building materials distribution platform.”
Wamser will assume the official title of senior vice president and chief financial officer on August 4 and Janzen will serve in an advisory role through the end of August to ensure an orderly transition. Wamser will be based at the BlueLinx headquarters in the Atlanta metro area and will report directly to Reddy.
“On behalf of our board and management team, I want to thank Kelly for her contributions to BlueLinx,” Reddy said. “We appreciate her support in ensuring a smooth transition and wish her well in her future endeavors.”
Wamser brings more than two decades of global financial, commercial, and operational experience to BlueLinx. Most recently, the new BlueLinx executive served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of MAtiv Holdings, a global specialty materials company. He previously served as the vice president, finance, treasurer, and investor relations at AutoNation.
“BlueLinx is a well-respected, high-performance organization committed to long-term value creation for its shareholders,” Wamser said. “I look forward to working with Shyam, our executive leadership team, and the entire finance organization as we execute on BlueLinx’s long-term strategic growth initiatives while positioning the business for continued profitable growth.”
Marietta, Ga.-based BlueLinx distributes across 50 states to approximately 15,000 customers, including national home centers, pro dealers, cooperatives, specialty distributors, regional and local dealers, and industrial manufacturers. Nashville, Tenn.-based LP Building Solutions manufactures engineered wood building products for builders, remodelers, and homeowners.