Company Overview of Viking Range Corporation
Viking Range Corporation manufactures and markets appliance and related culinary products in the United States and internationally. It offers cooking equipment comprising freestanding ranges, rangetops, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, and warming drawers; ventilation products, such as wall hoods, island hoods, ventilator systems, rear downdrafts, and hood + ventilator packages; and refrigeration systems and ice machines. The company also provides wine cellars; kitchen cleanup products consisting of dishwashers and trash compactors; outdoor cooking, ventilation, refrigeration, and carts and cabinets; cookware products; cutlery; and accessories. In addition, the company operates retail culinary c...
111 Front Street
Greenwood, MS 38930
Founded in 1981
Key Executives for Viking Range Corporation
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Managing Director of International Sales
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Product Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Viking Range Corporation Key Developments
Viking Range Corporation Announces Resignation of Jim Shad as Chief Revenue Officer
Feb 8 13
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
Feb 1 13
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.
Viking Range Corporation Names Jim Shad as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Aug 1 12
Jim Shad has joined Viking Range Corp. as executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Shad will have responsibility for all Viking sales and go-to-market activities, both domestic and international. Shad was most recently Chief Go-To-Market Officer at LG Electronics, having responsibility for global GTM functions spanning 30 subsidiaries around the world. At Viking, Shad will oversee the continued expansion of the company's international sales, which currently consists of about 40 distributors in more than 80 global markets. He will report to the CEO and will be a member of the company's Executive Committee.
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