WAUSAU, WI – Linetec has promoted Jon Close to President of the company, succeeding Rick Marshall who will retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year.

During his nearly 24 years as Linetec’s President, Marshall helped guide Linetec to becoming the nation’s leading architectural finisher. Marshall and Close have worked together at Linetec for 16 years, supporting customers' increased 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 his most recent role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Linetec, he worked at International Hardcoat as a 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 Rick established and that every Linetec associate brings to life in their daily work."

"Jon 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."