Building products distributor BlueLinx hired Mike Reasons as the company’s national sales manager of outdoor living.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Mike Reasons to BlueLinx where I know he will help drive strategic field sales execution to significantly grow our Outdoor Living category,” Mike Wilson, vice president of product management at BlueLinx, said in a prepared statement.

Reasons brings over 20 years of sales and management experience to the role and has extensive knowledge in the outdoor living category, according to BlueLinx. The newly hired national sales manager has previously worked for a national decking manufacturer, was the previous owner of Suwanee Outdoor Living in Georgia, and recently served as a sales manager for a large distributor of building products.

“In the short time I’ve been here, it’s clear the vision and plan BlueLinx has around decking and railing is one that will guarantee success for our dealers and builders in the category,” Reasons siad.

BlueLinx said the outdoor living category has a healthy forecast for the next few years and it plans to service dealers and builders with top products and service in the space. Marietta, Ga.-based BlueLinx has a distribution footprint serving 40 states and the company distributes its range of structural and specialty products to approximately 15,000 customers across the United States.