In the spotlight: Ian Baltutis '08

The young entrepreneur is always looking for ways to give back to his community through service, leadership and philanthropy.

Having developed a successful business career in Alamance County, N.C., since graduating from Elon in 2008 with a degree in business entrepreneurship, Ian Baltutis is no stranger to the limelight.

The founder and chief operating officer of The Vibration Solution LLC, a product design and manufacturing company he started as a student in 2007, Ian is always looking for ways to create innovative business solutions. At the company, which markets “Silent Feet,” a patented vibration isolation material that silences noisy household appliances like washing machines, Ian has been instrumental in guiding the company to 300 percent growth. He also managed purchasing, logistics and ERP system integration for Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing from 2007 to 2011.

The Minnesota native wants to apply his innovative spirit and sharp business acumen to city government as the next mayor of the City of Burlington, N.C. In a recent Times-News article, Ian said he wants to engage the community, voters and city council in “thought-provoking and constructive discussions” about ways to unlock the full potential of the community’s economy. “The big thing is promoting businesses,” he added.

An Eagle Scout, Ian believes in giving back to his community through service, leadership and philanthropy. No matter what Burlington voters decide, Ian will continue advocating for a stronger American manufacturing industry. He regularly speaks to students and business professionals of all ages around the country about the future of international business, innovation and the power of the Internet.