SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon, the world's leading advanced design and manufacturing industry resource, along with Design News has announced Dr. James Truchard as the recipient of the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This award honors an individual whose contributions during a long career have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in design engineering. Truchard was selected by the entire Design News team.
The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize innovation in advanced manufacturing in North America. Do you LOVE the company you work for (Employer of the Year), have you done something really cool to reduce waste (Leader in Sustainable Manufacturing), created a brand new process in manufacturing (Innovation in Manufacturing). Nominations are still open please visit GoldenMousetrap.com to find out how you can get recognized for your hard work and then join us to honor Dr. Truchard.
"I am very proud to announce Dr. Truchard as this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient," stated Rich Nass, Brand Director, Design News. "His work has greatly influenced the advanced manufacturing design community. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to acknowledge the great commitment and ground-breaking contributions individuals like Dr. Truchard have accomplished."
As one of Forbes' America's Favorite Bosses, Dr. James Truchard, commonly known around National Instruments 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.
Truchard 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. Truchard earned his master's and doctorate degrees while working full-time as the managing director of the acoustical measurements division at the UT Applied Research Laboratories.
"I am honored to accept this award from such a long standing publishing organization that consistently strives to share the latest trends and cutting edge applications with the science and engineering community." - Dr. James Truchard, Design News' 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon in Anaheim, CA; Tuesday, February 11, 2014; Anaheim Marriott Ballroom; 5:15pm. For tickets to attend the ceremony, register here.
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