In his role as group president, Barry is responsible for the worldwide growth of the Engineered Support Structures (ESS) division. He had previously served as group president for both North American Structures and Global Energy and Mining, which included Australia, New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Barry joined Valmont in 2015 as the executive vice president of operational excellence. 

After over a decade at Case Corporation/Case Hew Holland, Barry took the position of Director—North America Operations at Joy Global in 2007. There, he had oversight of nine facilities throughout North America, which served customers worldwide. Later that same year, the role of President—Irrigation at Lindsay Corporation was offered to Barry, and he accepted. In September 2013, Barry assumed the role of president—infrastructure, which he held until joining Valmont in 2015.

Barry received his B.S. and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.

In his role as president of the Utility Support Structures group, Aaron is responsible for setting global strategy for the Utility division and leading the business to increased performance and profitability. Aaron joined Valmont in 2011, as the vice president and general manager, International Irrigation. In 2015, he added the responsibilities of global engineering oversight before being named to his current position in 2016.

In 1999 Aaron started his engineering career in the composites industry, creating carbon fiber structures for various industries. In 2002, Aaron moved to China and was hired to create and lead the engineering department at Shanghai, China-based Orbit Irrigation. His roles quickly grew to encompass quality, operations, marketing and Asia sales. Aaron was promoted to general manager in 2007, and his duties expanded to include acquisitions and the establishment of the company’s green-field manufacturing sites in Taipei Taiwan and Ningbo China. Aaron served in that capacity until joining Valmont in 2011.

Aaron has earned numerous degrees, including a B.A. in Mandarin Chinese and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah; and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.