Craig McEwan started his career straight out of high school in 1986 with Imagineering Micro Distributors on a cadetship to learn the IT distribution trade. He started in the warehouse and within six months became warehouse supervisor. From there he moved into a purchasing role and within a couple of years had moved to customer services. By the late 1980s he was a telemarketing representative with his own set of accounts and budget. From there he moved to MEC distributors as an account manager until returning to Tech Pacific in 1994 (Tech Pacific and Imagineering merged in 1991) as a product manager.