Posted February 12, 2019

All Integrated Solutions leadership transition announced

All Integrated Solutions (AIS), a division of MSC Industrial Supply Co., announced that Jim Ruetz will be stepping down as chief executive officer of AIS, effective April 5.

Jim Ruetz Nick Ruetz
Jim Ruetz Nick Ruetz

As part of a planned transition, Nick Ruetz, currently chief operating officer for AIS, will assume leadership of the business as president of AIS.

Nick Ruetz brings 20 years of distribution industry experience to his new role. He has held positions in sales, operations, purchasing and IT, and has served in executive management roles at AIS for six years, including the past four years as chief operating officer.

“Nick Ruetz brings deep experience in the OEM fastener and MRO industry and strong leadership abilities to his new role. We have great confidence in his ability to lead the continued growth and success of AIS,” said  Erik Gershwind, MSC president and chief executive officer.

Jim Ruetz, who has spent more than 40 years in the distribution industry, will continue to serve as a consultant to AIS and MSC. In 2018, the National Fastener Distributors Association named Jim Ruetz the “Fastener Professional of the Year” based on his many accomplishments in the fastener industry during his career as a business owner and industry leader.

“I want to thank Jim Ruetz for his many contributions to AIS and MSC, as well as his leadership within the distribution industry. We look forward to Jim’s continued contributions to the development and growth of our OEM fastener business,” Gershwind said.

AIS, which was founded in 1962, is a value-added distributor of industrial fasteners and components, assembly tools, and maintenance, repair, operations and production supplies (MROP). In 2018, AIS was acquired by MSC as the platform for the company’s OEM fastener and components strategy. AIS is headquartered in Franksville, Wisconsin.