Mike Peterson recently launched Viking Products, the detention products division of Pro Detention. Supplying furniture, wire mesh and toilet accessories to the corrections market, the newly opened company is operating out of its new offices in Orange, Calif.
Peterson entered the corrections marketplace when his brother opened Peterson Detention. For 30 years, Peterson handled sales and administration while his brother, Leonard, handled manufacturing. During Mike Peterson’s time, the family-owned firm built a reputation for quality project completions across the United States.
On Jan. 1, 2008, Mike sold Peterson to Argyle Security and stayed on as president until mid-2011, during which time he moved to marketing and business development management. In June 2012, he decided to join his son Travis and start Pro Detention. At present, he is responsible for sales and marketing for Viking Products and Pro Detention.