George Judd is a Strategic Advisor of Building Products and Industrial Distribution for Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private equity funds focused on transformational investments in middle market companies.
Mr. Judd has spent his career managing turnarounds and growth strategies of under-performing businesses, including currently serving as CEO of Novo Building Products LLC, a Blue Wolf portfolio company as well as serving as President and CEO of Blue Wolf’s former portfolio company, Snappy Air Distribution Products. George transitioned from a board role to the CEO role, rebuilt the management team, rationalized manufacturing facilities and repositioned the company for profitable growth and acquisitions.
George most recently served as CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., North America’s largest fastener company. Mr. Judd has lead PrimeSource through its transition to a Private Equity sponsored company while growing revenues and earnings.
Mr. Judd has also served as President and COO of BlueLinx Holdings from 2004 to 2008 and was President and CEO from 2008 to 2013. He was instrumental in guiding the company’s transition from a division of Georgia-Pacific Corporation to an independent, publicly-held company. George led the sales planning process, including the introduction of value-added and BlueLinx-branded products and a reorientation of the salesforce culture and compensation.
During his 20 year career at Georgia-Pacific, George held a series of positions managing sales, operations, and production in the Building Products Distribution Division. In each of these roles, he successfully led turnarounds, generating sales and profit growth at previously under-performing regions and operations.
Mr. Judd serves on the Board of Directors of Novo Building Products LLC and The Mulch and Soil Company, both Blue Wolf portfolio companies, Prime Source Building Products, the Advisory Board of DOCU-SIGN, and as an advisor to Ajustco. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Joint Center for Housing from 2000 to 2013 and Suwanee Lumber Company, a former Blue Wolf portfolio company.