Elder-Beerman Stores Corp, the US's ninth largest independent department store chain, has appointed Edward A Tomechko as executive vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer.

Mr Tomechko will replace Scott J Davido, who left the company to pursue other opportunities, and will take up his post on 17 June.

Prior to joining Elder-Beerman, Mr Tomechko was president and CEO of NetRadio Corp, a start-up streaming media technology company. Mr Tomechko is an experienced retailer, serving as senior vice president and CFO of David's Bridal Inc, County Seat Stores Inc and Pickwick International Inc.