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New Regional Managers Announced in Eastern Territories

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 3pm


Caledonia, Michigan – Viking SupplyNet, an industry-leading distributor of fire protection products, is pleased to announce the promotions of two long-time employees to Regional Sales Manager positions in the eastern United States. Ted Collazo, III will lead the sales efforts in the southeast while Terry Laffey will assume responsibility of the northeast.

Ted Collazo has been a Territory Sales Manager in Florida since 2018, but began with Viking SupplyNet in 2006 as a branch manager and was promoted to location manager in 2010. Collazo, a former U.S. Marine, has proven his leadership abilities both within the company and in the greater industry as well. He currently serves as Director for the American Fire Sprinkler Association Florida Chapter.  

Terry Laffey first began work in the fire protection industry some 35 years ago as a Contract Sales and Project Manager before transitioning to Viking in 1998. During his more than 22 years at Viking SupplyNet Terry has mentored numerous colleagues and provided steadfast leadership for the company in the Northeast Unites States.

Together, Ted and Terry bring a wealth of experience at Viking to these new leadership roles. “With their combined years of success at Viking and dedication to the fire protection industry, I have full confidence in both Ted and Terry's ability to lead our sales team,” says Ben Johnson, Director – Sales.

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Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems. For 100 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire. For more information on Viking’s complete line of fire protection products and services, please visit