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.