Mr. Macadam brings extensive forest products and packaging industry experience to BlueLinx. Since 2001, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Container Company LLC, one of the nation's leading producers of rigid plastic packaging products, and previously held executive positions at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, most recently as executive vice president, pulp & paperboard. While at Georgia-Pacific, Mr. Macadam also was responsible for a dramatic expansion of the containerboard & packaging division's operating profits resulting from an aggressive productivity improvement program. Since June 2004, Mr. Macadam has served as a BlueLinx director.
Mr. Macadam currently sits on the BlueLinx board of directors, and until his appointment as chief executive officer was chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee. Since August 2001, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Container Company LLC. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, most recently as executive vice president, pulp & paperboard from July 2000 until August 2001, and senior vice president, containerboard & packaging from March 1998 until July 2000. Mr. Macadam held positions of increasing responsibility with McKinsey and Company, Inc. from 1988 until 1998, culminating in the role of principal in charge of McKinsey's Charlotte, North Carolina operation. At McKinsey, Mr. Macadam served on the Leadership team of the North American Operations practice and served clients in diverse industries, particularly pulp & paper. From 1982 to 1986, he was an Engineering Manager at E.I. DuPont de Nemours. Mr. Macadam received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, an M.S. in finance from Boston College and a masters of business administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.more » « less