Kerry Baskins, Bill Canady named to roles with Viking Pump

Viking Pump has appointed Kerry Baskins to the position of vice president of sales. Baskins will be responsible for the worldwide sales for Viking Pump and Wright Flow Technologies products.

Baskin’s early career included sales and marketing roles with Viking Pump from 1990-1997. Since then, the Cedar Falls, Iowa-based company says, Baskins has held titles at Liquid Handling Systems of San Diego, JCI Industries and, most recently served as vice president of Grundfos Pumps.

Baskins has a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. His combination of experience and education will be a strong asset to the Viking and Wright Flow team, the company says.

Viking Pump has also appointed Bill Canady to the role of general manager, parts and service. Canady previously held the title of vice president of marketing.

Under Canady’s leadership, the company says, the newly assembled parts and service team will build a portfolio of genuine parts and kits for the Viking Pump and Wright Flow brands.

“We are very happy to welcome Kerry to the Viking team and, with Bill’s leadership, to continue our focus on our parts and service initiative,” says Fenton Challgren, Viking Pump and Wright Flow Technologies general manager, in a company press release. “I look forward to working with Kerry and Bill as we continue to grow our business worldwide.”