Scott Rust is the vice president of National Instruments’ Test Systems for R&D.
Rust joined NI in 1990 as an NI LabWindows™/CVI applications engineer and then moved to strategic marketing, where he became the long-term owner of instrument driver development and standardization. Rust joined the R&D leadership team in 1996. He held the position of director of R&D for modular instruments from 2004 to 2008, served as the vice president for modular instruments, and most recently worked as the vice president of NI Penang R&D. In these roles he was responsible for the global development and strategic direction of measurement products including RF, digitizers, signal generators, digital multimeters, high-speed digital I/O, switching, and power supplies. Rust also lead NI R&D team’s efforts to establish NI Penang as a major facility for the design and development of future NI products.
During his leadership tenure, he developed extensive experience working with partners and competitors in creating public specifications. He also chaired the Instrument Driver Technical Working Group as part of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance and founded the IVI Foundation, an alliance formed to address the gap seen by military/aerospace and large commercial electronics test developers for interchangeable virtual instrument drivers. These initiatives have helped establish NI as a leader in instrument driver development and standardization.
Rust’s groups have delivered some of the company’s largest synchronized launches including the 100 MS/s mixed-signal suite, PXI Express modular instruments suite, and the recent 6.6 GHz RF vector signal analyzer and vector signal generator.
Rust holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He is also the inventor or coinventor on seven patents.
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