Viking Group, Inc. Forms New Viking Integrated Safety Division
Viking Integrated Safety provides pre-engineered & packaged application-specific fire protection systems with a simplified procurement process & rapid deployment to improve safety & reduce total system cost.
Caledonia, MI USA, February 16, 2021 — The Viking Group, Inc. has announced the creation of Viking Integrated Safety (VIS), an organization that will leverage the broad range of Minimax Viking products to provide fully-integrated, pre-engineered, and packaged fire prevention and life safety solutions for targeted applications. VIS solutions combine technologies from pull-stations, flame/smoke detectors, alarm panels, notification appliances, and extinguishment systems in seamless, dependable, and cost-effective kits. To lead the new organization, Viking has appointed Mr. Mike Crovo as General Manager of VIS, reporting to Viking Group Chief Operating Officer.
“We’re excited to have Mike lead the new VIS,” commented Jeremy Morton. “Mike understands all the perspectives having worked for leading manufacturing and consulting firms in a variety of sales, applications, managerial, and executive positions. He’s the right person to make VIS a great success,” added Morton.
“Viking has assembled a great team for VIS and I am pleased to lead the new organization,” said Mike Crovo. “We have a clear mission and differentiated value proposition for the life safety market — integrated, pre-engineered solutions are exactly what the market needs. Every day we hear from customers about intense time & cost pressures. VIS has the product depth and broad applications expertise to deliver integrated solutions and solve this today,” Crovo added. Prior to joining VIS, Mr. Crovo was VP, Practice Leader for Fire & Building Safety at Jenesn-Hughes,a global engineering and consulting firm. Crovo has also worked for Honeywell, Xtralis, and UTC in sales and managerial roles. He holds an MS from Northeastern University, and BA from Stonehill College.
VIS will be a division of Viking SupplyNet, joining other Viking Group, Inc. companies, including Viking Corporation, Viking Fabrication Services, and Viking Plastics.