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Gabe Batstone
CEO, NGRAIN

As CEO, Gabe leads NGRAIN in its commitment to deliver innovative 3D simulation software and solutions that exceed customer expectations, address industry trends, and focus on results-driven performance. With more than 15 years of experience working for organizations in the aerospace and defense and automotive industries, Gabe has the proven ability to guide companies through the emerging growth phase of development by focusing on strategic market initiatives and operational effectiveness.

In 2011, Gabe returned to NGRAIN as Chief Operating Officer from his position as Managing Director at CAE Flightscape, the leader in the science of flight safety, specializing in flight data analysis. At Flightscape, Gabe leveraged his more than 15 years of product management, business development, and marketing experience to drive revenue growth, penetrate emerging global markets, and sign strategic partnerships with key industry players including Dassault Aviation, Bristow Helicopters and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

During Gabe’s first tenure at NGRAIN he held a variety of senior positions including Vice President of Sales and Business Development; in this role Gabe helped to triple the existing sales pipeline which contributed to an over 300 percent increase in sales in 2008. In 2011 as Chief Operating Officer, Gabe brought his experience in designing lean operational units and profitable business models to NGRAIN, supporting the company’s progress in becoming the 3D software standard for equipment maintenance and sustainment activities.

Gabe holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts, specializing in Geographic Information Systems, from Ryerson University in Toronto, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. Gabe is a frequent public speaker, published writer and has completed post graduate studies at the United Nations Institute for Training & Research, University of Chicago, Harvard Law School and MIT. Gabe is an Officer of the National Training & Simulation Association, Advisor to the Carleton University Visualization, Simulation & Modeling Centre and co-founder of the Vancouver Product Management Association.

He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Canadian American Business Council (CABC).

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