Robert O. Baron Named Fellow of American Meteorological Society Print
January 20, 2010

Robert “Bob” O. Baron, founder and CEO of WxWorx, has been named Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s premiere scientific organization for those involved in the atmospheric and related sciences.


The rank of Fellow is given to an individual for recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, or their applications, during a substantial period of years. A highly prestigious designation, only two-tenths of one percent of AMS membership is approved as Fellow each year.


 “It is a distinct honor to be elected to the rank of Fellow by my peers,” said Baron. “But this honor really belongs to the hard-working and talented staff at WxWorx whose creativity and continued dedication to the company’s mission has resulted in superior weather detection tools and technology that saves both lives and property.”


A proud graduate of the University of Tennessee, Baron is a long-standing member of the AMS and in 1982, earned the AMS Television Seal of Approval (#281). After 22 years in broadcast, he founded Baron Services, the parent company of WxWorx, now a leading weather technology company. In 2008, Ernst & Young honored Baron with the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the technology category for the Southeast Region. The award honors the most outstanding entrepreneur of a technology-based company in the states of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.


Throughout his career, Mr. Baron has received some of meteorology’s most coveted awards including the National Weather Association’s Special Achievement Award and Aviation Meteorology Award, as well as the AMS’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology.


About WxWorx
WxWorx is the exclusive weather data provider for award-winning XM WX Satellite Weather, a trusted information source for professional pilots and mariners. Founded by Meteorologists in 2003, the company supplies both hardware and software solutions for onboard weather to the aviation, marine, and emergency management industries. An affiliate of weather analysis and technology pioneer Baron Services, WxWorx employs many of the same patented capabilities used in the broadcast television industry for severe weather tracking and forecasting. With offices in Huntsville, Ala., and Melbourne, Fla., WxWorx continues to lead the satellite delivered weather revolution. For more information, please visit