Companies hiring key personnel include Veissman Mfg. Co., Duro Dyne Corp., Symmons Industries and The Viking Group.

Viessmann Appoints Director of Sales & Marketing for North America

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has announced the appointment ofKenneth Websteras Director, Sales & Marketing North America. In his new role Ken will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities in Canada and the United States. "Building on Ken's many years of experience with Viessmann, most recently as the Director of Sales & Marketing for Viessmann Canada - and his outstanding commitment in promoting the Viessmann product line, we are certain that his appointment is instrumental in sustaining our growth and will bring us a step closer to achieving our goals in the industry", says Harald Prell, General Manager for Viessmann North America. Ken has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. He is based out of the Viessmann North America Head Office in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

New VP of Sales at Duro Dyne National Corp.

Duro Dyne Corp. announces the promotion ofPatrick Rossettoto the position of Vice President of Sales. Rossetto will be responsible for the in-house management of all aspects of sales and sales administration for Duro Dyne, along with the management of our sales force. He brings almost 20 years of experience to the company and has recently been their DuroZone and Dyn-O-Mate Sales Manager. Rossetto will continue to travel extensively throughout the country.

Symmons Names VP of Marketing

Symmons Industries has namedJeff Reillyas its new Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Reilly brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing, sales and strategic management to the company.

“Jeff brings a high level of skill and experience to Symmons,” said Bill O’Keeffe, CEO of Symmons. “We are excited to have him joining our team as we continue to grow our company.”

Most recently, Reilly worked at Proctor and Gamble as a Global Business Director for Oral B. He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College.

Viking Group Names New Chairman and CEO

The Viking Group has announced two key leadership changes.Tom Groos, Viking Group’s current Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed chairman of the company’s board of directors. This move, which is subject to final shareholder approval, was finalized at the company’s recent Board of Directors’ meeting.

Kevin Ortyl, Viking Group’s current President and Chief Operating Officer, has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ortyl, who was also nominated to serve on the company’s Board, will continue in his role as president as well. As Viking Group’s new CEO, Ortyl will be responsible for all operations within the company. This move marks the first time in Viking’s 86-year history that the company’s CEO is someone other than a Tyden-Groos family member.

In the chairman’s role, Groos will be responsible for strategic oversight of the company. By relinquishing his duties as CEO, Groos will now be able to spend more time outside of Viking on other ventures. Groos states, “With over 25 years with the company, I now look forward to devoting more time to the charitable organizations I have worked with over the years, and of course, to my family.” He will also increase his involvement as a partner of City Light Capital LLC, a small New York based investment firm.