Aaron M. Schapper

Group President, Infrastructure at Valmont Industries

In his role as group president, infrastructure, Aaron is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Engineered Support Structures (ESS) and Utility Support Structures (Utility) segments. His focus is on executing a global approach for Valmont, leveraging the company’s footprint, talent and technology. Aaron joined Valmont in 2011 as the vice president and general manager, international irrigation. In 2015, he added the responsibilities of global engineering oversight before being named president of utility in 2016.

Aaron started his engineering career in the composites industry in 1999, moving to China in 2002, where he created and led the engineering department at Orbit Irrigation, based in Shanghai. His roles quickly grew to encompass quality, operations, marketing and Asia sales. When Aaron was promoted to general manager in 2007, his duties expanded to include acquisitions and the establishment of the company’s green-field manufacturing sites in Ningbo, China, and Taipei, Taiwan. Aaron served in that capacity until joining Valmont.

Aaron has earned numerous degrees, including a BA in Mandarin Chinese and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.



  • Group President, Infrastructure

    Current role

  • EVP, Infrastructure

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