Karen Rapp joins NI's strong leadership team
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced Karen Rapp is
joining NI as its new chief financial officer (CFO) commencing on May 9.
Rapp will oversee NI's global Finance and IT organizations and report to
Alex Davern, NI CEO.
"I look forward to the impact we expect Karen to make as we work
together to drive revenue and profit for our business and success for
our stakeholders," Davern said. "Karen brings a wealth of leadership
experience to NI including a background in a variety of finance,
accounting, IT and strategy roles."
Rapp has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Most
recently as senior vice president of Corporate Development at NXP
Semiconductor, she led the integration efforts for the NXP/Freescale
"I'm excited to join National Instruments, a company where incredible
innovation is supported by strong management," Rapp said. "NI is well
known for both its award-winning culture and its industry-leading
products, which make it possible for its customers to quickly solve
complex engineering challenges. I look forward to applying my experience
to help drive growth and profit for the business."
Prior to her current role at NXP, Rapp served as the vice president and
chief information officer at Freescale Semiconductor. She was
responsible for worldwide IT strategy, development and infrastructure,
with a focus on business outcomes and efficient and effective business
processes. Rapp held a variety of positions while at Motorola/Freescale
in the business units, corporate accounting, the supply chain, sales and
marketing. She earned her bachelor's degree in finance from Northern
Illinois University in 1989 and her master's degree from The University
of Texas at Austin in 1999.
Rapp will join other members of NI's leadership team at the NATI
investor conference in Austin on May 22.
Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com)
has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's
greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology
solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.
Customers from a wide variety of industries - from healthcare to
automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics - use NI's
integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live
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Marissa Vidaurri, 512-683-6873
Source: National Instruments
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