As vice president of R&D, Kevin Schultz oversees the development and direction of products for the continued leadership and success of National Instruments in multiple areas, with a current focus in RF product development.
Schultz joined NI in 1991 as a digital design engineer. He has held numerous management positions across R&D, including leading the CompactRIO, DAQ, Vision, and Motion teams.
Additionally, Schultz has directed the acquisition and integration of two subsidiaries and regularly works with a broad range of suppliers to help provide technology direction. He is the inventor or coinventor of 25 patents in areas such as imaging, bus interfacing, and graphical software for algorithms.
Schultz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from St. Cloud State University and Texas A&M University, respectively. In addition, he is a member of the Dwight Look College of Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University and an active supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.