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Viking SupplyNet Welcomes New Vice President of Operations

Monday, August 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hastings, Michigan, USA - Viking SupplyNet, a global leader in the distribution of fire protection products and services, announces the hiring of Tom O’Connor as the company’s new Vice President of Operations. O’Connor, who joined the company effective July 30, will direct all aspects of the company’s operations including distribution, logistics, supply chain, and customer service efforts for Viking SupplyNet and Viking Fabrication Services in North and South America.

O’Connor brings a versatile background in operations, purchasing, engineering, and finance that will facilitate and support the company’s continued growth. O’Connor comes to Viking from CST Industries, a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and construction of storage tanks and reclaim systems, where he also served as Vice President of Operations. His previous experience also includes 20 years with Modine Manufacturing Company, working his way through various positions, starting as a Design Engineer and ending as the Director of Operations.

O’Connor received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan Technological University and a Master’s of Business Administration with a finance and operations concentration from Bowling Green State University. He has also completed Six Sigma Champion training with PACCAR Incorporated and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership training. O’Connor will be relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan from Muskego, Wisconsin with his wife and five children. Outside of work he enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing.

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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 www.vikinggroupinc.com or call 800-968-9501.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeff Norton
Phone: 269-945-8312
Email: jnorton@vikingcorp.com