BlueLinx Announces Retirement and New General Manager

BlueLinx is happy to announce that Jerry Schomer after more than 40 years with GP/BlueLinx has decided to take a well-deserved rest. He is retiring! Jerry Schomer started with Georgia-Pacific in 1977 as an Inside Sales Rep. During his career more than 40 year career with GP/BlueLinx, Jerry has held almost every branch position. We are sorry to see him go but wish him well on this next stage in his life.

Ben Poorbaugh will be taking over the role of General Manager of Buffalo. Ben got his start at 84 Lumber where he worked his way from Manger Trainee to Installed Sales Contract manager. In 2014, Ben made the jump to distribution working as an Inside Sales Representative for BlueLinx’s Pittsburgh branch. He quickly moved from ISR to Territory Manager and then made the jump to General Manager of Pittsburgh 2 years ago. 

“When I was offered the chance to manage the legendary Buffalo Distribution Center and work with the team I jumped all over it, says Ben Poorbaugh, BlueLinx General Manager, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. “My career at BlueLinx has been a wide ride, and I’m proud to be a part of this industry and look forward to working with so many new customers to grow our footprint and service within the New York market!”