GREENWOOD, Miss. (June 5, 2013) – Viking Range, LLC, the originator of commercial-type appliances for the home, announces the acquisition of longtime distribution partners Gateway Appliance Distributing and Kimball Distributing and the formation of a new consolidated distributorship to be called Viking Range, LLC Distribution Northwest.
"The addition of Gateway and Kimball to the Viking team further strengthens the Viking brand and ensures continued success in several vital markets," said Brian Waldrop, Viking Executive Vice President and CFO. "Strengthening sales and service, dealer support and customer service will be our top priorities as we merge two of our longtime distribution partners into a new consolidated distributorship."
The Gateway organization previously served Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana, Alaska and western Canada, while Kimball served Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, southern Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. The synergies of the combined organizations will provide Viking customers with a unified sales, marketing and logistics division of Viking Range, LLC, led by Paul Casey, President; Dan Detloff, VP of Sales; Barry Town, Sales Manager – Seattle division; Greg Weatherman, Sales Manager – Denver division; and Tim Moderie, Operations Manager, Seattle and Denver distribution centers.
Headquartered in Kent, WA, Viking Range, LLC Distribution Northwest will operate a showroom and warehouse in Kent, as well as a showroom and warehouse in Denver, CO.
Viking Range, LLC originated ultra-premium commercial-type appliances for the home, creating a whole new category of home appliances. Committed to innovative product design, unrivaled performance and peerless quality, Viking is headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a subsidiary of The Middleby Corporation, a long-time leader in commercial kitchen technology. Viking appliances are recognized globally as the foremost brand in the high-end appliance industry and are sold through a network of premium appliance distributors and dealers worldwide.