Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Baron Services
Baron is a commercial weather company that provides products and services to numerous industries such as broadcast media domestically and abroad, automotive, transportation, aviation, insurance, marine, local and federal government. Founded in the wake of the 1989 Huntsville tornado by then Broadcast Meteorologist Bob Baron, the company has consistently grown to expand their services. Baron’s meteorological hardware, software, and data are indispensable tools for organizations, businesses, and individuals critically impacted by weather conditions. Our world-class scientists are continuously inventing more effective ways to collect, interpret, package and display real-time, hyper-local information. More than 226 million people have access to Baron weather intelligence through major broadcast media outlets in North America and embedded within the products of our global business partners.
Q: Baron Services’ products have helped change the game for severe weather coverage. How do you continue to advance/evolve your products?
A: Baron has a long history of innovation in weather detection and prediction technology, and that innovation is at the core of our business culture. Our entire team is focused on researching and developing new weather decision support products that improve our customers’ ability to quickly detect and disseminate critical weather information. We encourage our team to spend time researching unmet market needs and weather detection advancements, then developing ideas on how to create new products and services that advance the science and meet those unmet needs.
Q: What value does Baron Services gain from your Chamber investment?
A: The company has always placed great importance on community involvement and collaboration with other businesses. As an entrepreneurial start-up, Baron’s very beginnings are evidence that involvement in civic organizations and business incubator opportunities help small organizations grow and succeed. In 2007, Bob Baron received the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber’s Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award. This provided the company opportunities to meet other local business leaders, and establish relationships and partnerships that helped bring Baron products to market. Since that time, he and others in the organization have supported the Small Business program to help mentor new and evolving business leaders.