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Flanagan Foodservice Announces Dan Flanagan as Executive Chairman and Appointment of Dan Lafrance to President & Chief Executive Officer


Dan Flanagan and Dan Lafrance


Kitchener, ON – October 4th, 2021 – Dan Flanagan, currently CEO, is transitioning into the role of Executive Chairman of Flanagan Foodservice Inc.  Concurrent with this change, Dan is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Lafrance to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer and to the Board of Directors of the company.  This appointment will take effect November 1, 2021.


Mr. Lafrance has held the role of President at Flanagan Foodservice since joining the company in February 2019.  In his expanded role as President & Chief Executive officer, Dan will work closely with the board to chart the course for the company’s future, establish corporate goals and develop the plans to meet them.  He will be accountable for the performance of Flanagan Foodservice Inc. and its subsidiary companies, including Roseland Produce in Ontario, Capital Foodservice in New Brunswick and F.J. Wadden & Sons in Newfoundland.


“Dan Lafrance has led our organization through one of the most difficult periods in its history”, says Flanagan.  “Under his leadership, the company has successfully navigated through the pandemic and integrated the Summit Food Service business while ensuring that our customers continued to receive excellent service.  I’m confident that Dan’s strong leadership, strategic approach and his relentless customer focus will serve the Flanagan group of companies well as our businesses continue to grow with the rebound of the foodservice industry.”


 “I’m excited to take on a greater role in helping Flanagan Foodservice and its affiliated companies continue to build on our strong reputation for exceptional customer service and on our proud heritage as a Canadian family owned company”, says Lafrance.  “I look forward to working closely with Dan, the board, our strong leadership team and all of our amazing employees to truly make a difference in our customers’ business.”