National Instruments CEO Among Nation's Best for Third Year in a Row

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Instruments

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- For the
 third consecutive year, Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of
 Austin-based National Instruments (Nasdaq:   NATI), ranks among the best CEOs in
 America, according to Worth magazine, a leading business publication reaching
 more than one million readers in America.
     Closely researched by Worth editorial staff, the top CEOs were chosen by
 editors based on foresight, judgment, business acumen, and most importantly,
 vision.  Throughout a quarter century of growth and profit at NI, Truchard
 often demonstrates these qualities in mapping out his 100-year plan for the
 Company's long-term growth.
     "Throughout the history of NI, we've focused on creating innovative
 products that contribute to our long-term goals," said Dr. Truchard.  "This
 persistence and determination to invest in our future has fueled the growth of
 NI, even during economically challenging times."
     Truchard and his management team took NI public in 1995.  By 2000 -- just
 six years later -- NI had more than tripled its revenue and more than
 quadrupled its net income, consistently offering its investors long-term
 shareholder value.
     Worth publishes its third annual list of the 50 "Best CEOs" in the
 magazine's May issue; Truchard has appeared in each of the three lists.
 Editors ranked Truchard 28th on its 2001 list, four spots higher than his 2000
 ranking and 16 spots higher than in 1999, the inaugural year of the Worth best
 CEOs list.
     To compile the 2001 list, editors first surveyed leading fund managers and
 security analysts to find the companies that stand out in today's marketplace.
 The magazine then recognized Truchard and others based on each leader's
 vision, foresight, and business judgment.  They also looked at their ability
 to make investors happy with long-term shareholder value.
 
     About NI
     NI leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers
 and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation
 solutions.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,600 employees
 and direct sales offices in more than 35 countries.  NI is increasing the
 productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-
 integrate software and modular hardware.  In fiscal year 2000, NI recorded its
 24th consecutive year of double-digit growth with net revenue totaling
 $410 million.  For the past two consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named
 NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
     NI investment information may be obtained from the Company's Investor
 Relations Department on the Web at ni.com/nati, by sending e-mail to
 nati@ni.com, or by calling (512) 683-5090.
 
      Editor Contact:  Kathleen Fisher
                       (512) 683-5731
 
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SOURCE National Instruments
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- For the
 third consecutive year, Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of
 Austin-based National Instruments (Nasdaq:   NATI), ranks among the best CEOs in
 America, according to Worth magazine, a leading business publication reaching
 more than one million readers in America.
     Closely researched by Worth editorial staff, the top CEOs were chosen by
 editors based on foresight, judgment, business acumen, and most importantly,
 vision.  Throughout a quarter century of growth and profit at NI, Truchard
 often demonstrates these qualities in mapping out his 100-year plan for the
 Company's long-term growth.
     "Throughout the history of NI, we've focused on creating innovative
 products that contribute to our long-term goals," said Dr. Truchard.  "This
 persistence and determination to invest in our future has fueled the growth of
 NI, even during economically challenging times."
     Truchard and his management team took NI public in 1995.  By 2000 -- just
 six years later -- NI had more than tripled its revenue and more than
 quadrupled its net income, consistently offering its investors long-term
 shareholder value.
     Worth publishes its third annual list of the 50 "Best CEOs" in the
 magazine's May issue; Truchard has appeared in each of the three lists.
 Editors ranked Truchard 28th on its 2001 list, four spots higher than his 2000
 ranking and 16 spots higher than in 1999, the inaugural year of the Worth best
 CEOs list.
     To compile the 2001 list, editors first surveyed leading fund managers and
 security analysts to find the companies that stand out in today's marketplace.
 The magazine then recognized Truchard and others based on each leader's
 vision, foresight, and business judgment.  They also looked at their ability
 to make investors happy with long-term shareholder value.
 
     About NI
     NI leverages commercial technologies, such as industry-standard computers
 and the Internet, to deliver customer-defined measurement and automation
 solutions.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 2,600 employees
 and direct sales offices in more than 35 countries.  NI is increasing the
 productivity of engineers and scientists worldwide by delivering easy-to-
 integrate software and modular hardware.  In fiscal year 2000, NI recorded its
 24th consecutive year of double-digit growth with net revenue totaling
 $410 million.  For the past two consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named
 NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
     NI investment information may be obtained from the Company's Investor
 Relations Department on the Web at ni.com/nati, by sending e-mail to
 nati@ni.com, or by calling (512) 683-5090.
 
      Editor Contact:  Kathleen Fisher
                       (512) 683-5731
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X65375207
 
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