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Baron Receives 2020 NAITA Global Trade Award

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The North Alabama International Trade Association announced that Baron Services, 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 is the focus of this year’s recipient of the NAITA Global Trade Award!  Based in Huntsville, AL, Baron provides critical weather intelligence to businesses, government agencies, broadcasters, and consumers around the world. 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 industries including marine, aviation, telematics, and more to achieve increased efficiency and revenue through accurate weather-related decision making.  Developing nations around the world 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 15 years ago to Paraguay.  Its focus on exporting continued to expand, winning contracts in several countries including Bangladesh Air Force, Kazakhstan Hydromet Service, Azerbaijan Hydromet Service, and most recently 3 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, Government and International.  “I have been pleased to be actively involved in NAITA events over the years in an effort 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 international trade advocacy, training, and networking to promote economic growth in North Alabama. Further information on NAITA is available at

About Baron Services, Inc.

Baron provides critical weather intelligence to businesses, government agencies, and consumers. The company was founded after an F4 tornado devastated parts of Huntsville in 1989. Following that high-impact event, Baron’s focus was developing meteorological tools that would save lives in the most critical moments.

The company’s product portfolio consists of four categories. Baron weather radar is the source point for the vast amounts of information we process and interpret. Actionable Weather data is another core competency, helping users more easily identify areas of concern. Display and storm tracking software is the conduit through which meteorologists access Baron weather intelligence, while reliable data delivery ensures any kind of user, on any type of device, always receives precision weather information.

Baron’s mission remains simple: ensuring that every citizen, every nation, every business, and every family are protected from inclement weather.