AIM Distributors, Inc., the distribution arm of AIM Management Group Inc., today promoted Gene Needles 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. As director of retail sales, Stueve will manage the retail sales, financial dealer and independent financial dealer divisions.

"Gene Needles and Jim Stueve have both demonstrated a proven record of excellence in sales force management," Cemo said. "Gene will provide leadership to AIM’s major sales organizations in his new role, while Jim will produce better coordination of AIM’s retail wholesale divisions."

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