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Our CEO, Jim Ruetz has spent 40 years in a leadership role in distribution. He has firsthand experience taking a business to the second generation, working with private equity investors, acquiring add-on businesses, selling the business, and developing strategic direction for a family business. Jim has made more than 30 sourcing trips to China, Taiwan, and many other SE Asian countries, as well as numerous sourcing trips to Europe.

Jim’s Background Includes:

  • Sold two family businesses to Private Equity and created and rebranded a new role up company All Integrated Solutions (AIS) 
  • Created a roll up company made up of 5 independent distribution firms and rebranded them (AIS)
  • Sold AIS to a strategic buyer (MSC Industrial)  
  • Licensed Culture Index coach 

Education & Service Experience:

  • MBA – University of Chicago 89’
  • PhD Candidate – Oklahoma State University - Completion Date 2022
  • Bachelor in Economic Geography – University of Wisconsin - Parkside
  • Associate of Science Oceanography – University of Florida Institute of Technology
  • Chairman of the National Fastener Distributors Association 2000 - 2001
  • City of Oak Creek Alderman 2012 - 2015