Dr. James Truchard

President & CEO, National Instruments

dr-james-truchard Named an Innovation Agent by Fast Company, James Truchard, president and CEO, cofounded National Instruments in 1976 and has pioneered the way scientists and engineers solve the world’s grand engineering challenges.

As one of Forbes’ America’s Favorite Bosses, Dr. James Truchard, commonly known around NI as Dr. T, has led the company from a three-man team to a multinational organization recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work and one of the top 25 “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” by the Great Places to Work Institute.

Under Truchard’s leadership, the company’s long-term vision, known as the 100 year plan, and focus on improving the world by providing tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery, has led to strong, consistent company growth and success of its broad base of customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders. Learn more about the NI company story at ni.com/company.

“Energy is an area of significant investment and importance for future generations, and ETS@austin provides an engaging setting for smart dialogue about the most significant energy issues today,” said Dr. James Truchard, CEO, President and Cofounder, National Instruments. “At NI, we believe enabling scientists and engineers with the systems to innovate technologies for harnessing energy from wind, solar, water, and other renewable sources that will impact the world for generations ahead.”
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