Ken Fenton earned his Forestry degree from Iowa State University in 1980 and started his career with Louisiana Pacific Corp. doing startups for oriented strand board mills, first in Hayward, Wisconsin and then on to Houlton, Maine. He then moved back to Wisconsin to work for Eggers Industries of Two Rivers, Wisconsin in the startup of their new office furniture plant. Ken was responsible for new technology and machinery purchases and found that the intrigue of new equipment and processes was his passion. Ken started his woodworking machinery sales career in 1987 and in 2000 joined Viking Machinery Sales, Inc. covering Northern Wisconsin. In January of 2011 Ken committed to Viking Machinery by becoming a partner. January of 2017 brought further change as Ken became the sole owner of Viking Machinery Sales.