Matthew Perren has been appointed m.d. at Bookspeed.
Perren, who joined the company as buyer in 2006, has been operations director since 2008 and in 2012 assumed responsibility for finance and IT, overseeing the installation of a new operating system.
Prior to joining Bookspeed he worked for Waterstones, the Scottish Library & Information Council and Ottakar's.
Perren will work closely with commercial director Lewis Dawson and sales director Fiona Stout.
Bookspeed chairman and co-founder Kingsley Dawson said: "Matthew has demonstrated in his role as operations director that he has the necessary skills and vision to take Bookspeed forward in an exciting period for the company.
"As m.d. he will provide a clear lead for staff and also support and enable the other two directors to concentrate on their areas of expertise. Annie [Rhodes] and I are extremely pleased at this development for our company."