In his role as executive vice president, infrastructure, Aaron is responsible for the strategic leadership of the engineered support structures (ESS) and utility segments. He will focus on executing a global approach for Valmont®, leveraging the company’s footprint, talent and technology. 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 president of the utility in 2016.

Aaron started his engineering career in the composites industry in 1999, moving to China in 2002 where he created and led the engineering department at Shanghai, China-based Orbit Irrigation. His roles quickly grew to encompass quality, operations, marketing and Asia sales. When Aaron was promoted to general manager in 2007, 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.

Aaron has earned numerous degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.