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Pictured are:  David Lucas, Bradley; Amanda Berkey, NAITA; Sergiy Braylyan, Baron Services, Inc.; Congressman Spencer Bachus III, Board Member, EXIM Bank; Debbie McGee, NAITA President & PZI International Consulting; Anne Burkett, NAITA Executive Director; and Barbie Peek, NAITA Vice President Development & Port of Huntsville.
Baron Services, Inc. Receives
2020 NAITA Global Trade Award

HUNTSVILLE, AL, September 28, 2020 – The North Alabama International Trade Association announced Thursday that Huntsville-based Baron Services, Inc. received the 2020 NAITA Global Trade Award during NAITA’s 37th Annual World Trade Day Celebration, at the Port of Huntsville. Congressman Spencer Bachus III, Member | Board of Directors | Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) provided the keynote address: Keeping America Strong: Empowering Alabama Businesses & Workers to Compete Globally.
World Trade Day was supported by Presenting Sponsor Bradley and Ambassador Sponsors Alabama International Trade Center, Aviagen, Port of Huntsville, and PZI International Consulting.

Keeping an eye on the sky around the globe is the focus of this year’s recipient of the NAITA Global Trade Award! Baron Services, Inc. provides critical weather intelligence to businesses, government agencies, and consumers around the world. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Baron serves a wide range of industries including broadcast, public safety, marine, aviation, telematics, and worldwide weather concerns. Their mission is to deliver life-saving meteorological tools for those moments when it matters most. Baron technology allows weather professionals to ensure improved safety, while helping private industry achieve increased efficiency and revenue through accurate weather-related decision making.

Baron started its operations 30 years ago and had its first export sale 15 years ago to Paraguay. Their focus on exporting has greatly increased over the last 5 years, winning contracts in several countries including Bangladesh Air Force, Kazakhstan Hydromet Service, Azerbaijan Hydromet Service, and most recently 3 radars for Aerocivil in Colombia.

In concert with the focus of NAITA's 2020 World Trade Day keynote address, the EXIM Bank loan guarantee program enabled Romania to purchase equipment, technology and services from U.S. suppliers, including Baron Services, to upgrade the country’s meteorological infrastructure to protect against floods. These export sales have resulted in the creation and sustainment of jobs right here in North Alabama!

“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 Bob 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 Services, Inc. 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 37 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. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, everything changed during the early days of the company when an F4 tornado devastated parts of the city in 1989. Following that high-impact event, the company had a new mission: delivering life-saving meteorological tools for those moments when it matters most.

The company’s product portfolio consists of four categories. Baron weather radar is the source point for the vast amounts of information processed and interpreted by the company. 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, receives precision weather information at all times.

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