5/31/2005 -- La VERGNE, TN – Ingram Publisher Services Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Book Group Inc. that specializes in providing distribution services to publishers, has named Jim Stewart as Vice President, Business Operations.
In his new role, Mr. Stewart will oversee day-to-day operations, manage existing client relationships, and coordinate with Ingram's Sales, Finance, and Customer Care departments to enhance internal processes for improved client services. He is being promoted from within the Ingram organization, having recently held the position of Vice President of E-commerce.
"Jim Stewart has managed large projects as well as a large number of associates," said Phil Ollila, Vice President of Ingram Publisher Services. "His leadership of the IT development team resulted in a nearly flawless rollout earlier this year, and I'm certain that Jim's leadership and operational experience will further assist us in realizing new competitive advantages."
Before joining Ingram in 2000, Mr. Stewart served two years at buy.com, where he was in charge of fulfillment. Prior to that he was Director of Applications at the United Methodist Publishing House, where he had a close relationship with Ingram as both a supplier and a customer.
Mr. Stewart received a BS degree in mathematics from Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Jo Anna, live in Brentwood, Tenn., with their two daughters.
About Ingram Book Group
Ingram Book Group is a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, and magazines. Ingram and its OneSourceSM partners provide immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. Ingram's operating units include Ingram Book Company, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc. and Tennessee Book Company LLC.