Wausau, Wis.-based Linetec promoted Jon Close to president, succeeding Rick Marshall, who retires at the end of the company’s fiscal year.

During his nearly 24 years as Linetec’s president, Marshall helped guide Linetec to becoming a leading architectural finisher. Marshall and Close have worked together at Linetec for 16 years, supporting customers’ needs for a single source of high-quality, high-performance, finished, architectural aluminum products.

Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the finishing industry, Close started with Linetec in 2003 as a commercial sales manager. He was promoted in 2006 to vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Linetec, he worked at Detroit-based International Hardcoat Inc. as sales representative.

In his role as company president, Close will continue building upon the strategic business priorities and philosophy established by Marshall. “As a single source solution, we go beyond finishing to partner with customers and offer services that enhance their products and projects,” said Close. “Our customer service and success come from the value-based culture that [Marshall] established and that every Linetec associate brings to life in their daily work.”
“[Close] and I have shared a similar vision and leadership style. He is a strong and balanced leader with an in-depth understanding of this industry and our company,” said Marshall. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and excited for the continued success of Linetec and its customers.”

Jon Close

Rick Marshall