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Viking Group Announces Reorganization of U.S. Sales and Business Development Functions

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Grand Rapids, MI, USA – The Viking Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of fire protection products and systems, has announced a realignment of its Viking SupplyNet sales organization into three primary regions – East, Central, and West.  With this reorganization, as well as the creation of a new Business Development team, the company is pleased to announce several staff changes, which are effective immediately.

The sales function for the new East region, which encompasses Viking SupplyNet’s previous Northeast and Southeast regions, will be directed by Randy Lane, who has been promoted to the role of Regional Sales Manager.  With this move, Ted Collazo has assumed the position of Territory Sales Manager for North Florida.

Viking SupplyNet’s new Central region includes the former Midwest region, as well as Texas and Oklahoma.  Tom Bowers, who has served as Viking SupplyNet’s Regional Sales Manager in the Midwest Region since 2004, will continue in this role and now manage the expanded Central Region. 

 Viking SupplyNet’s sales team in the West region, which remains unchanged, will continue to be managed by Jeff Hill, as Regional Sales Manager.  With the sales reorganization, both Chris Sharp and Jeff Graham will continue to serve in pivotal sales roles for Viking SupplyNet.

Additionally, Viking has announced the formation of a new Business Development team, which will align with the reorganized sales regions.  The new Business Development function, which will be managed by Martin Workman, will include James Dooley in the East region, Gregg Vlahakis in the West, and Ken Brown, who joined Viking in November 2017, in the Central region.  Concurrent with these changes, Bryan Berkley has also been promoted to the role of Senior Technical Representative for the East region.

This reorganization of the company’s sales and business development functions will facilitate improved sales coverage and service for Viking SupplyNet customers and business partners across the United States, and effectively support the market growth anticipated in the coming months.

 

Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems.  For nearly 100 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 fire protection products and services, please visit www.vikinggroupinc.com or call 800-968-9501.