October 31, 2014 7:28 AM ET

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Company Overview of Viking Range, LLC

Company Overview

Viking Range, LLC manufactures commercial appliances for residential uses. It offers cooking equipment, including freestanding ranges, rangetops, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, and warming drawers; and ventilation products, such as wall hoods, island hoods, custom ventilator systems, rear downdrafts, and hood and ventilator packages. The company also offers built-in, freestanding, and undercounter refrigeration systems, as well as ice machines; full height and undercounter wine cellars; kitchen cleanup products comprising dishwasher and trash compactors; outdoor cooking, ventilation, refrigeration, and carts and cabinets; and accessories. It offers its products through a network of dealers wor...

111 Front Street

Greenwood, MS 38930

United States

Founded in 1981

Phone:

662-455-1200

Fax:

662-455-3127

Key Executives for Viking Range, LLC

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director of International Sales
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Product Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Viking Range, LLC Key Developments

Viking Range, LLC to Unveil More New Products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Viking Range, LLC will unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show than ever before in company history. Viking will showcase more than 50 new, innovative products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6, in booth N1215. A few of the new Viking product lines on display at the show include: Viking Professional 7 Series Ranges - The most innovative ranges in Viking history, the 7 Series ranges join the Viking 3 Series and 5 Series ranges as an ultra-premium extension of the renowned Viking brand, offering a new level of design and cooking performance. Viking 7 Series ranges feature 23,000 BTU Elevation Burners(TM) with brass flame ports, adapted from the Viking Commercial product line and are combined with a fully-featured convection oven to create a restaurant-caliber range unlike any other in the residential market. Viking Professional Cooktops -- Sleek and innovative designs of the new line of Viking gas, electric and induction cooktops coordinate perfectly with the current Viking Professional line of products. Viking Professional French Door Electric Oven - The Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven introduces total convenience with the same superior power and performance as other Viking Professional ovens. Viking Professional Ventilation - With the quietest hood and ventilator combination in the industry, the 18" high hoods are available in a variety of widths that fits all sizes of Viking cooking products. Viking Professional Refrigerators - This new lineup includes bottom-freezer, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, all refrigerator and all freezer models in Stainless Steel, custom panel and color options. Viking Professional Outdoor Product - This new line of Viking Professional 5 Series Outdoor Grill has 24" depth which make it easy for consumers to upgrade and replace their old grill with this innovative Viking outdoor grill. All Viking indoor kitchen products are backed by the industry's best and most comprehensive warranty; the Viking 3-Year Signature Warranty. The Viking 3-Year Signature Warranty now includes a 90 Day No Quibble Guarantee which states that Viking will repair or replace a product within the first 90 days of purchase in the unlikely event of a manufacturing defect.

Viking Range Corporation Announces Resignation of Jim Shad as Chief Revenue Officer

Viking Range Corporation announced that Jim Shad, Viking's chief revenue officer, who joined the company in 2012, decided to leave the company on February 7, 2013. Shad joined Viking after 25 years at Procter & Gamble. He had also been a senior sales executive at Novartis and chief executive officer of LG Electronics-USA. At Viking, he was responsible for North American and international sales and brand management, design and marketing.

Middleby Corp. Laysoff One-Fifth of Viking Range Corporation's Workers; Fred Carl Jr. Retires as Chief Executive Officer of Viking Range Corporation

Viking Range Corp.'s new owner, Middleby Corp. is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers. Middleby Corp. said it laid off about 140 of Viking's 700 employees on January 31. Layoffs are effective immediately, with a majority in Viking's hometown of Greenwood. Viking cooking schools in Ridgeland, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., will close. Middleby announced on December 31 that it was buying Viking for $380 million from shareholders including Carl and Arkansas' Stephens family. Viking's founder and Chief Executive Officer Fred Carl Jr. announced his retirement.

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