Stephen Ruch is the Vice President, Warehouse Operations for Evans Distribution Systems based in Melvindale, Mich. Evans is a full-service, third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value added and staffing solutions to the automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. In his role, he oversees and manages the daily operations at seven facilities and more than 2.5 million square feet of warehousing space. Steve is known for successful process improvement, change management, technology integration and leading a successful operations management team.
Prior to Evans, Ruch spent 30 years in IT and operations at a liquor distribution company and consulting company. He was Director of Operations at General Wine & Liquor Company, for more than 10 years and held top operations and IT roles at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, one of the largest alcoholic beverage distributors in Michigan. Ruch holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting degrees from Eastern Michigan University. He resides in Milford, Mich., with his wife.