People: National Instruments Corp (NATI.OQ)

NATI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Truchard

70 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Davern

47 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Eric Starkloff

39 2014 Executive Vice President, Director of Sales, Director of Marketing

Francis Griffiths

2014 Senior Vice President - Regional Sales and Marketing

Scott Rust

47 2014 Senior Vice President - Global Research & Development

Jeffrey Kodosky

64 2000 Director

Michael McGrath

64 2014 Director

John Berra

66 2010 Independent Director

Donald Carlton

76 1994 Independent Director

Duy-Loan Le

51 2002 Independent Director

Charles Roesslein

65 2000 Independent Director

Marissa Vidaurri

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Truchard

Dr. James J. Truchard, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of National Instruments Corp. He cofounded the company in 1976 while working at The University of Texas at Austin. Under Truchard's leadership, NI has pioneered the development of virtual instrumentation software and hardware that revolutionizes the way engineers design and develop test and measurement applications. Today, Dr. Truchard leads the graphical system design vision that expands virtual instrumentation to encompass embedded systems. In 1986, Truchard and Jeff Kodosky invented NI LabVIEW system design software. He is an active supporter of the NI academic program which focuses on growing students’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through hands-on, project-based learning. In 2005, Governor Perry asked Truchard to chair the Texas STEM Industry Advisory Council, which directly addresses the declining interest and preparation of young people to pursue careers in technical fields. Before founding NI, Truchard worked as managing director of the acoustical measurements division at Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering, as well as a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in physics, all from The University of Texas at Austin.

Alexander Davern

Mr. Alexander M. Davern is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of National Instruments Corporation. He joined NI in February 1994 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. He previously served as NI’s Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IT and Manufacturing Operations and Treasurer from December 2002 to October 2010; as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from December 1997 to December 2002; as Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from July 1997 to December 1997; and as Corporate Controller and International Controller. Prior to joining NI, Mr. Davern worked both in Europe and in the United States for the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse, LLP. Mr. Davern received his bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a diploma in professional accounting from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Eric Starkloff

Mr. Eric Starkloff is Executive Vice President, Director of Sales, Director of Marketing of National Instruments Corp. He previously served as NI’s Senior Vice President of Marketing from April 2013 to January 2014; Vice President of Marketing from November 2010 to March 2013; as Vice President of Product Marketing from October 2008 to October 2010; as Director of Product Marketing from August 2004 to September 2008; and as Product Marketing Manager from January 1998 to July 2004. Mr. Starkloff received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Francis Griffiths

Mr. Francis Griffiths is the Senior Vice President - Regional Sales and Marketing of National Instruments Corp. As Senior Vice President of Regional Sales and Marketing, Francis Griffiths is responsible for driving growth through coordinated sales and marketing alignment worldwide. Since joining NI in 1989, Griffiths has held leadership positions across sales and marketing, including leading the European team as Vice President of European Sales and Marketing. Griffiths holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Scott Rust

Mr. Phil Hester is the Senior Vice President - Global Research & Development of National Instruments Corp. As Senior Vice President of R&D, Scott Rust leads the R&D vice presidents and their worldwide organizations in driving product development to equip scientists and engineers with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. Since joining NI in 1990, Rust has held positions across R&D, Strategic Marketing, and Applications Engineering including Vice President of PXI Test System Products for R&D. In this role, Rust and his teams were responsible for the global development and strategic direction of PXI measurement products such as RF, digitizers, signal generators, digital multimeters, high-speed digital I/O, switching, power supplies, and PXI platform products including PXI chassis and controllers. He also established NI Penang as a center of excellence for the design and development of future NI products. Rust is the inventor or coinventor of seven patents. He founded the IVI Foundation, an alliance formed to address the gap seen by military/aerospace and large commercial electronics test developers for interchangeable virtual instrument drivers. Rust has also chaired the Instrument Driver Technical Working Group as part of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance. These initiatives have helped establish NI as a leader in instrument driver development and standardization. Rust holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Jeffrey Kodosky

Mr. Jeffrey L. Kodosky is Director of National Instruments Corp. He co-founded NI in 1976 and has been a member of NI’s Board of Directors since that time. He was appointed Vice President of NI in 1978 and served as Vice President, Research and Development from 1980 to 2000. Since 2000, he has held the position of Business and Technology Fellow. Prior to 1976, he was employed at ARL, UT Austin. Mr. Kodosky received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Michael McGrath

Mr. Michael E. McGrath is a Director of National Instruments Corporation., Michael E. McGrath is a highly experienced executive, entrepreneur and bestselling author dealing with decision making techniques and processes. He is a frequent featured guest on business television segments and his advice has appeared in many publications. He served as a director of i2 Technologies, a supply chain management and software services company, from September 2004 to May 2008, and as its CEO and President from February 2005 to July 2007. He served on the board of directors of Entrust, Inc., from February 2007, and as Chairman of the Board starting in November 2008, until the company was sold in July 2009. He served as executive chairman of the board of The Thomas Group from February 2008 to March 2012, and as acting CEO for a period of time. The Thomas Group filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2012. He also served on the board of Sensable Technologies from 2000 until 2009 and currently serves on the board of Revolution Analytics. He was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath, a management consulting firm, for 28 years, retiring from the firm in July 2004. Mr. McGrath is the author of Product Strategy for High-Technology Companies, Next Generation Product Development, Business Decisions, and other books. Mr. McGrath received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Boston College, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

John Berra

Mr. John M. Berra is an Independent Director of National Instruments Corporation. He has been a member of NI’s Board of Directors since May 2010. From October 2008 through September 2010, Mr. Berra served as Chairman of Emerson Process Management, an organisation in providing solutions to customers in process control, and as Executive Vice President of Emerson Electric Company. From 1997 until 2008, he served as President of Emerson Process Management. Mr. Berra has diversified experience in global business, strategic planning, technology, organizational planning and acquisitions. Mr. Berra joined Emerson’s Rosemount division as a marketing manager in 1976 and, thereafter, continued assuming more prominent roles in the organization until 1997, when he was named President of Emerson’s Fisher-Rosemount division (now Emerson Process Management). Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Berra was an instrument and electrical engineer with Monsanto Company. Mr. Berra is currently a director of Ryder System, Inc., and serves as a member of that company’s compensation committee, and as a member of its finance committee.

Donald Carlton

Dr. Donald M. Carlton, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of National Instruments Corporation. He has been a member of NI’s Board of Directors since 1994. From February 1996 until December 1998, Dr. Carlton served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radian International LLC, and from 1969 until January 1996, Dr. Carlton served as President and Chairman of the Board of Radian Corporation, both of which are environmental engineering firms. Dr. Carlton received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas and his PhD in Chemistry from UT Austin. Dr. Carlton is a former director of American Electric Power and Temple-Inland, Inc., publicly traded companies.

Duy-Loan Le

Ms. Duy-Loan T. Le is an Independent Director of National Instruments Corporation, since September 2002. During her continuing 30-year career at Texas Instruments, Inc. (“TI”), in 2002, Ms. Le became the first woman at TI elected to the rank of Senior Fellow. Prior to this role, she held leadership positions throughout TI. Since 2000, she has been Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Advanced Technology Ramp Manager at TI, with responsibilities which include assisting with product execution on advanced technology nodes such as 180nm, 130nm, 90nm, 65nm, 40nm, and 28nm. Ms. Le is currently the Embedded Processing (EP) Rays Manager, responsible for technology readiness and product execution for TI’s multibillion-dollar digital business. Ms. Le has been awarded 24 patents and has 7 pending applications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the UT Austin and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Charles Roesslein

Mr. Charles J. Roesslein is an Independent Director of National Instruments Corporation, since July 2000. Since 2004, Mr. Roesslein has been Chief Executive Officer of Austin Tele-Services, LLC, which is in the secondary market for telecom and IT assets. During 2000, Mr. Roesslein served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Prodigy Communications Corporation, an internet service provider. He served as President of SBC-CATV, a cable television service provider, from 1999 until 2000, and as President of SBC Technology Resources, the applied research division of SBC Communications Inc., from 1997 until 1999. Prior to 1997, Mr. Roesslein served in executive officer positions with SBC Communications, Inc. and Southwestern Bell. Mr. Roesslein holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mr. Roesslein is currently a director of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., a publicly traded company.

Marissa Vidaurri

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