The North Alabama International Trade Association announced that Baron Weather, Inc. received the 2020 NAITA Global Trade Award at NAITA’s 37th Annual World Trade Day Luncheon. Keeping an eye on the sky around the globe was the focus of this year’s recipient of the NAITA Global Trade Award!

Baron provides critical weather intelligence to businesses, government agencies, broadcasters, and consumers worldwide. Its mission is to deliver meteorological tools that save lives when dangerous weather strikes. Baron technology allows weather professionals to ensure improved public safety while helping private businesses in marine, aviation, telematics, and more to increase efficiency and revenue through accurate weather-related decision-making. Developing nations worldwide have turned to Baron for weather radars, hydrogeological solutions, and improved integration of their meteorological data and services.

Baron started its operations 30 years ago and had its first export sale to Paraguay 15 years ago. Its export focus continued to expand, winning contracts in several countries, including Bangladesh Air Force, Kazakhstan Hydromet Service, Azerbaijan Hydromet Service, and most recently, three radars for Aerocivil in Colombia.

“NAITA and the Export Alabama Alliance have been strong partners and provided Baron Services with assistance on multiple fronts as we have moved forward into global markets,” said Rob Baron, Jr., Executive Vice President of Government and International. “I have been pleased to be actively involved in NAITA events over the years to help others expand their operations globally and create jobs in North Alabama. I was also pleased to be engaged in supporting the need for EXIM Bank reauthorization with members of Congress, as these programs have been instrumental to Baron’s growth overseas. It’s an honor for Baron to receive NAITA’s Global Trade Award.”

The Global Trade Award was presented by Debbie McGee, NAITA President, and accepted by Sergiy Braylyan, Global Business Development Manager for Baron, during the 37th Annual NAITA World Trade Day and 1st Virtual World Trade Day Celebration.


The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a business-driven organization committed to increasing knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade in North Alabama for 36 years. NAITA’s mission is to provide global trade advocacy, training, and networking to promote economic growth in North Alabama. Further information on NAITA is available at