Mogens C. Bay is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Valmont Industries, Inc. He joined Valmont Industries in 1979 as regional vice president, Southeast Asia. He moved to Madrid, Spain, in 1982 as vice president-sales and later vice president-marketing of Valmont International. In 1986, he was assigned to corporate headquarters as the president and general manager of Valmont International and, four years later, he was named president and general manager of Valmont Irrigation. He became president and CEO of Valmont Industries, Inc. in 1993. Mogens was named chairman and CEO in 1997.
From 1974 to 1978, Mogens was the manager of the East Asiatic Company’s office in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. The East Asiatic Company was the only western company permitted to operate an office in the People’s Republic of China at that time.