Management Team

Management Team

Kevin French

President

Mr. French has an extensive background in transportation solutions with over 28 years of experience in building and delivering taxi, black car, limo, transit, and paratransit systems including the large scale deployment of a 12,000-vehicle taxi system operated by the world’s largest privately held taxi company. Mr. French joined Gandalf in 1985 as a software designer and has held progressively more senior positions through to the level of Chief Operating Officer. In April 2009, Mr. French was appointed to the office of President.

Mr. French graduated from St. Lawrence College in 1985 with an Electronics Engineering Technologist degree and in 2002 obtained his Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Management (eMBA and MM) from Lansbridge University and the American Graduate School of Management.

Francine Barbe

Director, Finance & Corporate Controller

Ms. Barbe is currently serving as the Company’s Director of Finance & Corporate Controller overseeing all financial reporting and compliance activities, as well as leading MKC’s forecasting and financial performance, while ensuring governance and corporate efficiencies. Prior to joining Mobile Knowledge in 2001, she held various management positions within Nortel Networks and Eftia OSS Solutions with the responsibility to translate company objectives and key operational business drivers into financial goals.

Francine has a solid track record in finance and organizational leadership with expertise in accounting, finance & business analysis. Ms. Barbe is a member of FEI (Financial Executives International).

Travis Gray

Vice President of Sales, North America

Mr. Gray has considerable knowledge and hands-on experience in the areas of product marketing and business development within small to mid-sized technology firms. With more than 15 years in the area of GPS, mapping and wireless technologies, Mr. Gray has oversight of the customer facing initiatives at Mobile Knowledge. In the role of Vice President of Sales, Mr. Gray actively participates in all facets of the sales and fulfillment processes, supporting account executives and clients alike. Prior to joining Mobile Knowledge in 2001, Mr. Gray held senior positions with Ottawa-based Waterfall Networks and Calgary-based CSI Wireless (now Hemisphere GPS).

Mr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering Degree from the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Bruce Shields

Director, Operations & Hardware Development

Mr. Shields has an extensive background in the design and delivery of application specific embedded computing systems. Since joining Mobile Knowledge in 2000, Mr. Shields has created a strong portfolio of successful electronic design implementations with developments ranging in complexity and including low-voltage vehicle power management & filtration systems, highly integrated mobile computing platforms, and complex satellite communication network technologies used by public & commercial field operators. As the Director of Engineering, Mr. Shields is responsible for the design and delivery of the full range of Mobile Knowledge in-vehicle computing platforms and peripheral technologies.

Mr. Shields holds an Applied Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from Canada’s highly esteemed Queen’s University.

Dave Knibbs

Director, Professional Services

Mr. Knibbs is a Technology Professional with more than 32 years of service in the Mobile Data Communications arena. Mr. Knibbs has been active in the Transportation Industry since 1986 when he joined Gandalf Mobile Systems as Manager of Customer Service. Mr. Knibbs has extensive Management experience with a particular focus in the areas of Customer Service, Product Verification, and Software Engineering.

Mr. Knibbs holds a BBA degree and diplomas in Electronics Engineering and Microprocessor Technologies, and a Certificate in Software Design.