Title: Publishing Executive
Company: Fulcrum Books
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Robert C. Baron, Publishing Executive at Fulcrum Books, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in publishing.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in physics from St. Joseph’s University in 1956, Mr. Baron started working as an engineer. He began at RCA, transitioning to the Computer Control Company in 1960, where he rose to the rank of engineering manager over the course of a decade, before becoming worldwide systems manager for Honeywell Minicomputer in 1970. He founded Prime Computer in 1971, and was president and chief executive officer until 1975. From 1976 to 1983, he worked in a private practice, and in 1984, he pivoted to a new career path, founding Fulcrum Publications.
To this day, Mr. Baron works as a publishing executive, acting as chairman of Fulcrum Publications and the Fulcrum Group. He realized at age 50 that he wanted to exit the technology industry, and decided to start a book publishing company because he wanted to spend more time around creative people. Since its inception, Fulcrum Publications has achieved great success — Mr. Baron and his wife Charlotte were honored as independent publishers by the Writers Guild of America in 2018. Their company was the first independent publishing company outside of New York to be recognized by the organization.
In addition to his work as a publisher, Mr. Baron has authored a variety of books, including “Footsteps on the Sands of Time” in 1999, “Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrepreneurial Spirit” in 2004, “Journey to the Mountaintop” in 2007 and “Heaven and Nature Sing” in 2009. He wrote the screenplay for Fulcrum Publishers’ film “Wilderness in America” in 2014, which has been shown in over 30 states, in schools, conservation organizations, and historical groups. He has served as an editor for myriad books, and in 2018, he wrote “The Light Shines from the West: A Western Perspective on the Growth of America.” In 2019, it received the Best Book in American History Award from the Independent Press Association.
Mr. Baron is a member of the Hakluyt Society, the Thoreau Society, the Cactus Club, the Literary Club, the Explorers Club and the Grolier Club, among others. He is also a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and served on the board of directors and chair for the International Wilderness Leadership Foundation from 1990 to 2008. He gave a decade of service to the American Antiquarian Society, acting as chairman from 1993 to 2003. As a testament to his success as an independent publisher and author, Mr. Baron has been featured in the first edition of Who’s Who in the Media and Communication and the third edition of Who’s Who in Entertainment, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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