Lon LaFlamme, president of Evans/Kraft, an affiliate of Evans Communications based in Salt Lake City, has been given the added duties of chief operating officer.

The appointment, the latest in Evans/Kraft's management succession plan, gives LaFlamme responsibility for the firm's Seattle advertising division, its largest. He also is the senior officer in charge of the Evans Food Group and RepForce divisions.LaFlamme has been with Evans Communications for 18 years, the past 10 in Seattle. He became president four years ago after the merger between Evans and Kraft/Smith in 1984. He is a Utah State University graduate.