AIM Distributors, Inc., the distribution arm of AIM Management Group Inc., today promoted Gene Needles to EVP, managing director of sales and Jim Stueve senior VP, director of retail sales. Both positions are newly created.

Needles has worked with AIM since 1993 and most recently served as the firm's national sales manager for its financial dealer division. In his new job, Needles will manage the firm's retail, offshore, alliance and key account sales forces. He will report to Michael Cemo, president of AIM Distributors.

Stueve was AIM's national sales manager for the firm's independent financial advisor division. He will manage the retail sales, financial dealer and independent financial dealer divisions.

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