Ian Baltutis '08 wins Burlington mayor election
The accomplished young alumnus and entrepreneur received 55 percent of the vote in city elections held Nov. 3, 2015, propelling him to the top elected position in Alamance County's largest city.
Ian Baltutis '08, one of Elon University's most accomplished young alumni and a strong supporter of his alma mater, has been elected mayor of Burlington, North Carolina.
Baltutis received nearly 55 percent of the vote in Burlington's municipal elections on Nov. 3, 2015. For more information on election results, read full coverage in the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News.
An entrepreurship major while at Elon, Baltutis began his career with Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing from 2007-2011. He today owns and manages Vibration Solution LLC, which he describes as an American product design and manufacturing company that he founded during his studies at Elon around the idea of "turning the standard business model upside down and creating a company that is lean, efficient and nimble."
The Eagle Scout often gives back to his community through service, leadership and philanthropy and tutors math and science for 4th and 5th graders at Alexander Wilson Elementary, volunteers with Elon University students and alumni, and mentors youth through the local Boy Scout Venture program.
In 2009 he founded the East of Elon Home Brewing Cooperative and, according to his official campaign website, has since helped hundreds of people learn how to brew at home.
His contributions to Elon, his profession and the greater Alamance County community led Baltutis to be named an inaugural Elon University "Top 10 Under 10" award recipient in 2011.