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2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Baron Carleton, 30

Chief Operations Officer (COO); Avalon International Aluminum Inc.; Tualatin, Ore.; MS Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske September 12, 2019
Baron Carleton, 30 Chief Operations Officer (COO) Avalon International Aluminum Inc., Tualatin, Ore. MS Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Baron Carleton, 30
Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Avalon International Aluminum Inc., Tualatin, Ore.
MS Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Immediately upon graduation from Georgia Tech, Baron began working in the family aluminum business. He recognized several engineering and design flaws in the products the company had been using and set about correcting them. In the process, he recognized the deficiency in the industry related to non-standard wall thicknesses — no one had a way to offer flush glazing in those circumstances. Baron developed, engineered and produced a solution he also patented, receiving wide acclaim for the product and the company.

FUN FACT: Baron became an Eagle Scout at 12 years old.


McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: McKenzie Burns, production coordinator; Amanda Pelliccione, research director; and Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media