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Longtime IMARK Marketing Leader Ruane to Retire

Steve Ruane will retire at the end of 2024 after 23 years with the member-owned distribution group.

Electrical, plumbing and HVACR independent distributors group IMARK shared May 29 that its marketing leader for the past 23 years is set to retire at the end of 2024.

Steve Ruane

Steve Ruane — IMARK’s Vice President of Marketing since 2022 and a 43-year electrical supplies industry veteran — will retire on Dec. 31.

“Working for IMARK members has been both a professional and personal highlight for me. I have met and worked with so many great and admirable people in the IMARK community of distributors, manufacturers, and agency reps,” Ruane said in a news release. “I will always believe that family-owned and operated businesses are essential parts of our communities and of our national economy. Our Marketing team takes great pride in offering marketing and training resources that build on the considerable strengths of our distributor members and enhances their profitability.”

“Steve has been an integral and valued member of our executive team for many years,” IMARK President and CEO Bob Smith added. “We have benefitted from his perspectives, his insights and his leadership. We’ll miss him.”

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