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Viking Corporation Adds Two National Technical Representatives

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Viking Corporation Adds Two National Technical Representatives

Hastings, Michigan, USA - Viking Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of fire protection products and systems, announces the hiring of Robert Coonts and Craig Woodson to the role of National Technical Representative. Coonts and Woodson will be responsible for developing and enhancing Viking’s relationships with Architects and Engineers, as well as other members of the fire protection industry.

Robert (Bob) Coonts comes to Viking with over 30 years of fire protection experience, including 12 years as owner and manager of a sprinkler contracting company in Denver, Colorado. In addition to his extensive sales, design, and project management experience, Coonts is a member of several industry organizations and has held leadership positions on numerous industry boards and committees. He is NICET III certified in Automatic Fire Sprinklers and is an ICC Certified Fire Inspector I. Coonts currently resides in Denver, Colorado and will be relocating to the Austin, Texas area.

Craig Woodson is transferring to Viking’s Technical Services team from Viking SupplyNet, where he has worked since 1990. During his tenure at Viking SupplyNet, Woodson served in a variety of roles including Operations Analyst and National Customer Service Manager. In this capacity, Woodson has gained a broad and deep understanding of the Viking product line and the fire protection industry overall. Woodson is a graduate of Auburn University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Woodson and Coonts join Viking’s existing two National Technical Representatives - Gregg Vlahakis in the West Region and Bryan Berkley in the Northeast. To contact Viking’s Technical Services team, please call (877) 384-5464 or email

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Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems. For over 90 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire. For more information on Viking’s complete line of quality fire protection products and services, please visit or call 800-968-9501.

Duane Gilbert
Phone: 269-945-8311