Viking Range Corporation is entering the commercial cooking equipment arena. The Viking Commercial Products Division, which is headquartered in southern California, U.S., has been formed, and Daniel Garvin has been appointed Vice President - Viking Commercial Products.
Garvin is a 25-year foodservice equipment industry veteran who was the vice president and director of sales and marketing at The Montague Company before joining Viking. In his new position with Viking Range Corporation, Garvin will be responsible for steering the Viking commercial product line from concept to production, as well as developing plans for the sales and marketing of this new product line.
The Viking Commercial product line will consist of a complete array of cooking equipment, including ranges of all styles, ovens, broilers, griddles, salamanders, cheesemelters, induction units and island suites, as well as under-counter refrigeration. Viking plans to preview its initial commercial products in May 2008 at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago with anticipated production beginning later in 2008.