National Instruments: A changing of the guard
October 18, 2016
Dr. James Truchard, better known as Dr. T, has been at the helm of National Instruments since the company's formation in 1976. It's grown from a start...
Dr. James Truchard, better known as Dr. T, has been at the helm of National Instruments since the company’s formation in 1976. It’s grown from a startup to over $1 billion with more than 7000 employees. But there’s a big change afoot. How big a change that is is yet to be seen.
Dr. T has decided to step down as the company’s CEO, although he will remain involved, which comes as no surprise. Dr. T was clearly involved in the inner workings of National Instruments, and it never surprised any of the employees to see him lurking around the engineering department, even taking a seat at one of the test benches.
What this change will mean to the company is exactly the question I posed to Shelley Gretlein, the company’s Vice President of Corporate Marketing.