Today in tech hires: ChefHero adds Ben Lucier as VP of operations, Rangle promotes Camas Winsor to COO

Over the past week, two Canadian tech companies announced key additions to their teams. Here’s the latest update on who’s where and why in Canadian tech.

ChefHero hires Ben Lucier as VP of operations

Toronto-based ChefHero, which allows businesses to order wholesale restaurant supplies, has hired Ben Lucier as vice-president of operations.

Lucier was previously at Animoto in New York City, where he was responsible for driving customer success. Lucier has also launched the Canadian company Ting in the United States.

“Pioneering an entirely new marketplace is an exciting challenge,” said Lucier. “It’s especially inspiring when you have the power to make a measurable difference to someone’s business and the quality of their lives.”

At ChefHero, Lucier will be responsible for the company’s operations across North America. Specifically, he will focus on creating efficient experiences for external users and internal employees with a “one plan” approach.

In March, ChefHero hired Sean Hurley as its VP of marketing. Last week, the company also launched its first location in Chicago.

Rangle appoints Camas Winsor as COO

Toronto-based Rangle, a Javascript and HTML5 consultancy firm, has appointed Camas Winsor as its chief operating officer.

Winsor has worked in development and operational roles for agencies and tech companies for 15 years. During her tenure, she has also played a key role in expanding the company’s key accounts including jetBlue, Uniqlo, and Progressive Insurance.

“As we look to strengthen our client-centric organization, Camas is the perfect person to enable our pursuit of strategic, and disruptive digital transformation projects that deliver superior customer experiences,” said Nick Van Weerdenburg, CEO of Rangle.

As COO, Winsor will lead Rangle’s client services, and work towards optimizing overall operations to help the company grow. Winsor’s appointment comes just over two months after Rangle hired Michael “Howie” Howatson as its new executive creative director.

“Thanks to the incredible work of our team to evolve and expand our service offerings for clients, Rangle is rapidly expanding with global brands like Uniqlo and jetBlue,” said Winsor. “Our relentless focus on client success starts with understanding their business, their culture, and how technology can drive a transformation that will position them for long-term success. Our next phase of growth is exciting and our teams are creating innovative ways to wrap our clients in the strategic support they need at every level of interaction with Rangle.”

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.