Bon-Ton board elects Bergren chairman
February 1, 2012,
York, Pa. - The board of directors of regional department store chain The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has elected Bud Bergren as its chairman, effective Feb. 7 - the day after he is set to retire from his eight years as president and ceo of the company.
Grumbacher remains a director of the company and was named strategic initiatives officer. Additionally, Brendan Hoffman, recently appointed president and ceo effective Feb. 7, was elected a director of the company.
Bergren has served as president and ceo of Bon-Ton since August 2004. He originally joined the company in November 2003 in conjunction with its acquisition of The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., where he served as president and ceo from February 2002 through August 2004. Bergren was appointed vice chairman of Bon-Ton in November 2003.
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