The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced the promotion of Keith E. Plowman, 47, to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Plowman will maintain his role as principal accounting officer and continue to report to James H. Baireuther. Mr. Baireuther, who was the chief financial officer, will continue in his role as vice chairman and chief administrative officer.

Mr. Plowman joined the Bon-Ton in 1997 as divisional vice president, controller. In 1999, he was named vice president, controller and in 2001 was promoted to senior vice president, finance and in 2003 was named principal accounting officer. Mr. Plowman, a York College graduate, and his wife, Debra, reside in York along with their son, Matthew, and daughter, Marissa.

James H. Baireuther, vice chairman and chief administrative officer, stated, “We are very pleased to have someone with Keith's talent and ability to fill this critical position. I have worked with Keith over an extended period and I am excited to recognize his contributions to the Company as senior vice president, finance and principal accounting officer. I look forward to working with Keith in his new expanded role in the years ahead.”