Appareo Hires Grindberg as Aviation Business Unit Manager

October 31st, 2012


FARGO, ND (11/1/12) — Appareo Systems, LLC is pleased to announce that Tony Grindberg has joined their Business Development team as Aviation Business Unit Manager. His responsibilities will include managing and growing the aviation side of Appareo’s business.


Grindberg has more than 20 years of business development and aviation experience. Most recently he launched the NDSU Research & Technology Park, Inc. as a start-up entity. During his tenure at the research park, he led private investment totaling over $70 million dollars which created a technology environment producing nearly 900 jobs.

Grindberg is the recipient of the 1994 Guardian of Small Business award and the 2007 North Dakota State Chamber Business Partnership award. He is an elected member of the North Dakota State Senate and has served as a board member on numerous community and national organizations including the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re very pleased that Tony has joined our team,” said Appareo chairman and CEO Barry Batcheller. “His business development experience and strategic vision will be a considerable asset to us as we move forward in our aerospace endeavors.”

Grindberg is a native of Mapleton, ND and holds business and aviation degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead and the North Dakota State College of Science. Grindberg has also earned certificates from the University of Oklahoma and the Eliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and has held his private pilot’s license for more than 20 years.

About Appareo Systems, LLC

Appareo Systems is a recognized leader in the custom development and manufacture of innovative, high-tech aviation and agricultural solutions. Appareo Systems is based in Fargo, ND.

For more information contact:

John Pedersen
Marketing Communications Lead
(701) 356-2200 Ext. 297