In his current role as group president, Barry is accountable for the Engineered Support Structures (ESS) and Energy & Mining global business effectiveness and growth. Before being named to his current position in 2017, Barry served as Executive Vice President and group president of Global Energy and Mining, which is based in Australia, New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Barry joined Valmont in 2015 as an executive vice president of operational excellence.

After over a decade at Case Corporation/Case Hew Holland, Barry took a position of Director—North America Operations at Joy Global in 2007. There, he had accountabilities over 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.