by Brianna Crandall — April 26, 2021 — Viking Group, Inc., recently 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 Mike Crovo as general manager of VIS, reporting to the Viking Group chief operating officer (COO).
Viking Group COO Jeremy Morton commented:
We’re excited to have Mike lead the new VIS. 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.
Mike Crovo responded:
Viking has assembled a great team for VIS, and I am pleased to lead the new organization. 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 and cost pressures. VIS has the product depth and broad applications expertise to deliver integrated solutions and solve this today.
Prior to joining VIS, Crovo was VP, practice leader for Fire & Building Safety at Jensen 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 a BA from Stonehill College.
Viking Integrated Safety (VIS) will be a division of Viking SupplyNet, joining other Viking Group companies, including The Viking Corporation, Viking Fabrication Services, and Viking Plastics. In operation for 100 years, Viking manufactures and distributes innovative fire protection and life safety systems around the world.