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Batstone steps up to the plate as NGRAIN CEO

November 9, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 9, 2011, Vancouver -  NGRAIN today announced that Gabe Batstone has been appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

As CEO, Gabe will lead the company in its commitment to deliver
innovative equipment maintenance training and support solutions that
exceed customer expectations, drive industry trends, and focus on
results-oriented performance.


“I am honored to lead this first-class organization,” said Batstone.
“It’s an exciting time to be in the training and simulation industry as
we reach the precipice of an unprecedented period of growth. The global
economic crisis and security climate have spurred the aerospace and
defense industry to modernize the capture and communication of technical
information.  NGRAIN plans to be the undisputed 3D simulation software
leader of this transformation. Business is about solving problems and
building long-term relationships – I will ensure that NGRAIN continues
to have core competencies in both.”

Earlier this year Batstone returned to NGRAIN as Chief Operating Officer
from his position as the Managing Director of CAE Flightscape, the
world leader in the science of flight safety, specializing in flight
data analysis.  At Flightscape, Batstone leveraged his more than 15
years of product management, business development, and marketing
experience to drive revenue growth, penetrate emerging world markets and
sign strategic partnerships with key industry players, including
Dassault Aviation, RUAG Aviation, Bristow Helicopter Ltd. and the
International Air Transport Association (IATA).

During Batstone’s first tenure at NGRAIN he held a variety of senior
positions, including Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
In this role Batstone helped to triple the sales pipeline which
contributed to a more than 300 percent increase in sales in a single
year. As Chief Operating Officer, Gabe brought his experience in
developing efficient operational structures and profitable business
plans to NGRAIN, helping the company move forward in its next phase of



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