NI co-founders honored with Woodrow Wilson Award

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will honor National Instruments cofounders, Dr. James Truchard and Jeff Kodosky, with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in Austin.


According to the Woodrow Wilson Award Center, this award recognizes executives who, in their business practices and personal actions, show a deep concern for the common good beyond the bottom line, said a press release.

Dr. James Truchard and Jeff Kodosky cofounded National Instruments in 1976, establishing themselves as visionary leaders and technology pioneers. Together, along with cofounder Bill Nowlin, they created NI out of a three-person garage office and have developed it into one of the world’s most progressive multinational companies.

Today, NI equips engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate innovation and discovery, helping its customers address the most pressing issues the world faces, the release added.


The company’s corporate responsibility efforts advance this mission by providing access to technology for engineers who face extraordinary economic or other obstacles in achieving their goals and by partnering with education organizations to further the knowledge and love of engineering and science in the next generation.

Through its development of complete teaching solutions and collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the LEGO Group and universities worldwide, NI has engaged students with technology in a fun, hands-on learning environment, encouraging students to become future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

National Instruments also is dedicated to delivering on sustainable business practices to ensure long-term company success and fostering a strong culture of innovation, discovery and fun for all employees.

As NI president and CEO, Dr. Truchard has created a work environment that not only attracts top talent, but also creates quality jobs and a quality way of life for the members of the NI family.

The company has recently been recognized as one of the top 25 multinational workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute and FORTUNE magazine. Truchard is internationally regarded for his entrepreneurial spirit, technological foresight and steadfast leadership of the company, the release added.