Bamford Produce Organization, Toronto, has hired Benoit Lecavalier as president for Bamford Produce Food Service Distribution division and Freshline Foods.

Lecavalier will be responsible for the daily operations of both the foodservice distribution company and fresh cut processing division, according to a news release.

Steve Bamford will remain as chief executive officer of all Bamford Divisions.

Lecavalier has held many positions during his 24 year career at Hector Larivee, according to a news release.

His most recent position there was director of sales and development

“I’m extremely proud to have been considered for such an important role,” Lecavalier said in the release. “I have known Steve Bamford for many years and look forward to the new challenges of being president that lie ahead.”