NI Appoints Eric Starkloff as New President and Chief Operating Officer

National Instruments has announced the appointment of Eric Starkloff as its new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). As President and COO, he will lead the global sales, marketing, and R&D teams to support delivery of greater customer value and company growth. This allows Alex Davern, who has served as CEO since January 2017, to focus on the long-term strategic direction of the company to drive accelerated growth both organically and inorganically.

Starkloff joined National Instruments in 1997 and has been serving as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing since 2014. Recently, he and his team have led NI’s global sales evolution and a more targeted market strategy focused on growth opportunities in the semiconductor, transportation, and aerospace, defense, and government industries.

National Instruments, has delivered a dramatic improvement in its operating performance over the last two years. This has allowed them to increase their focus on revenue growth. Driving accelerated growth - both organically and inorganically - will require increased strategic focus. As COO, Eric Starkloff will work towards achieving this goal. His leadership capabilities, deep knowledge of customer needs, and more than two decades of NI experience will help ensure alignment and accelerate decision making.