Appareo Mission Manager

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Company Description

Appareo Systems is a recognized leader in the custom development and manufacture of low-cost innovative avionic solutions for original equipment manufacturers. Through the creative application of cutting-edge technologies, the company creates complex end-to-end solutions that include both airborne and ground station components. Appareo offers turn-key services from product conceptualization through attainment of STC. In addition, the company is an accredited FAA Parts Manufacturing facility and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Appareo’s innovations have been lauded by industry associations, independent media outlets, university programs and a rapidly growing customer base – we have truly charted new territory in flight safety by bringing innovative products designed for light and legacy aircraft to a market where none have existed in the past. Our efforts have garnered accolades such as our ALERTS system being named the Product Breakthrough of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology and we’ve been recognized by the American Helicopter Association with the Harry T. Jensen award for outstanding contributions to helicopter safety and reliability.

In 2010, Appareo Systems was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the nation. Making the list at #159 overall, Appareo was also the #1 fastest growing engineering company in the country.

Appareo is built upon the strengths of our people, who we recognize as our primary competitive advantage. In order to maintain that advantage, we actively participate in the growth and well being of our people, and strive always to motivate and retain the finest workforce in the world in a secure and rewarding environment of challenge, growth and opportunity. We foster an environment in which a culture of creativity, excitement, achievement and reward flourishes.

We endeavor at all times to maintain our reputation of honesty, integrity and professionalism both inside and outside of our organization. We hold customer satisfaction as paramount, and are unwavering in our commitment to not only the people and industries we serve, but to our communities as well.


Appareo Chairman and CEO Barry BatchellerAppareo Systems is led by President and CEO Barry Batcheller. Batcheller has more than 30 years of experience in electronics design and has founded four successful companies – including Phoenix International, a company that grew to more than 1,400 employees before being acquired by Deere and Company in 1999. Batcheller has been named the North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year (1994), Fargo Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year (1995) and the North Dakota Entrepreneur of the year (2006). In addition to his responsibilities at Appareo, Batcheller also serves on the boards of several companies and organizations, including the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.

Batcheller’s innovation, enthusiasm and deep understanding of emerging technologies sets the tone as Appareo Systems strides forward in our quest to build great solutions and better relationships.