KITCHENER, Ont. — Dan Lafrance is the new president of Flanagan Foodervice effective February 19.
Lafrance will assume responsibility for providing strategic leadership to Flanagan Foodservice and will work collaboratively with CEO Dan Flanagan, the Board of Directors and the entire Flanagan team on long-range business goals and strategies.
Lafrance is a seasoned executive and leader with more than 25 years of experience in the consumer-packaged-goods industry, most recently as Canadian vice-president of Sales & Foodservice for the Kraft Heinz Company.
“Dan is an accomplished executive and leader,” says Flanagan. “As he joins our family business, I know he shares the same commitment to continually improving our focus on providing a different kind of service to foodservice operators in Ontario. We are so fortunate to have someone with the experience, talent and character that Dan has to lead our team into the future.”
Lafrance holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and is a former member of the GS1 Canada Foodservice Sector Board and the Associate Members Council of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a well-managed and proudly Canadian family-owned company with strong values, a reputation for exceptional customer service and an impressive track record of growth. I look forward to helping lead the evolution of Flanagan Foodservice into the future while continuing to delight our customers, give back to the community, contribute to the industry and by preserving the immense pride that employees have to be members of the Flanagan team,” says Lafrance.