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GridIron Software

October 12, 2010 05:00 ET

DreamWorks Executive Joins GridIron Software Board of Directors

John Batter Brings Animation and Digital Content Industry Expertise to Leading Provider of Workflow Solutions for Creative Enterprises

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  GridIron Software, Inc., a leading provider of workflow and performance tools for creative professionals, today announced the appointment of John Batter to the company's Board of Directors. John Batter currently serves as Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation SKG. Mr. Batter joined DreamWorks Animation SKG in January 2006. From January 2000 until January 2006, Batter was with Electronic Arts Inc., serving in a variety of capacities including Group Studio General Manager and General Manager of EA Mobile. From 1995 until 2000, Batter worked in a variety of positions with DreamWorks Studios, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks Interactive (a joint venture between DreamWorks and Microsoft Corporation) and as Chief Financial Officer of the Company's PDI/DreamWorks unit.

"John Batter is a seasoned executive who has long been at the juncture of technology and entertainment with a proven track record of leading some of the most successful and innovative projects in the industry," said Udo Eberlein, CEO of GridIron Software. "His experience at DreamWorks and Electronic Arts provides unique perspective into the creative process and project management challenges in the media and entertainment industry."

"GridIron Software is an impressive company that has been innovative in addressing the workflow management needs of creative enterprises. Their understanding of the media industry needs and workflow of creative professionals has led to the development of GridIron Flow 2.0 Project Operating System, a new category of technology for efficient project and resource management," said John Batter. "I look forward to working with Udo and the team at GridIron to bring this groundbreaking technology to market."

GridIron recently unveiled its strategy for a Project Operating System, a new category of technology designed to help creative enterprises solve a variety of problems inherent to creative workgroups that lead to non-creative work, lost productivity and profits. These problems have afflicted the media creation industry for years and extend to all creative industries including advertising, animation, digital gaming and film production. GridIron's new Flow 2.0 product line, based on a SaaS model, addresses these problems with technology to track productivity by automatically tracking files, users, project relationships and their dependencies.

GridIron Flow 2.0 will be available in Q4 2010.

About GridIron Software

GridIron Software is the leading provider of workflow and performance tools for creative professionals. Founded in 2002, the company's mission is to enable creative industries to work more productively and more profitably in servicing their customers. In late 2010, GridIron will launch its Flow 2.0, an innovative Project Operating System for creative enterprise. Currently, GridIron Software's products include GridIron Flow, a visual workflow manager that keeps creative professionals and workgroups streamlined and informed. GridIron Software's product line also includes GridIron Nucleo and GridIron Nucleo Pro 3; tools that help users manage their After Effects workflow. For more information on the company, please visit and subscribe to the GridIron Software newsletter.

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