The National Ground Water Association Presents Don Baron with Life Member Award

Oct 21, 2019, 12:25 PM
Oct 13, 2019, 09:00 AM


Award to Honor Baron’s Contributions to the Groundwater Industry

(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 13, 2019) Don Baron, Technical Sales for Johnson Screens in New Brighton, Minnesota, will receive the Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

The award, which will be presented to Baron at NGWA’s Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is a recognition of his significant contributions to the groundwater industry in more than 45 years of service.

Baron is recognized as a technical water well expert across the country and is a sought-after guest lecturer in field drilling courses.  Beginning his career with Johnson Screens in 1973 as a district manager, he would eventually be promoted to oversee all sales in the Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada.

In 1986 Baron completed a large-scale earth resistivity study for the US Army Corp of Engineers in Honduras. The wells mapped out in the study would go on to far exceed expectations and provided much needed water for the region.

A long-time instructor, Baron has taught field drilling courses at Sir Stanford Fleming College, Western Michigan University, Ohio University, and Wright State University.

“Don has been more than an active member of the groundwater community for over 46 years. The work he has done ins reflected in the respect he has by fellow groundwater professionals. Don is always available to help anyone with their questions and is a true resource for the industry,” says nomination supporter Thom Hanna, PG, Johnson Screens.

Baron received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in Geology from the University of St. Thomas and his M.A. in Geology from the University of South Dakota.

An active member of NGWA and the Michigan Ground Water Association, Baron also served as the NGWA Manufacturers Division director from 2010-2014.

When not serving the groundwater industry, Baron enjoys cooking, playing piano, and working on his property.

For more information or additional comments please contact Ben Frech at or call (614) 898-7791, ext. 1570.


The National Ground Water Association is a not-for-profit professional society and trade association for the global groundwater industry. Our members around the world include leading public and private sector groundwater scientists, engineers, water well system professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers of groundwater-related products and services. The Association’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association advocating for responsible development, management, and use of water.