Named an Innovation Agent by Fast Company, James Truchard, NI President and CEO, has pioneered the way engineers and scientists solve the world’s grand engineering challenges.
Truchard cofounded NI in 1976 and under his leadership the company’s 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.
Truchard has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, inducted into Electronic Design’s Engineering Hall of Fame, and also earned the distinction of being elected an IEEE Fellow.
He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to cofounding NI, Truchard served as the managing director of the acoustical measurements division at the UT Applied Research Laboratories.