For more than 25 years, National Instruments Business and Technology Fellow, Mike Santori, has played a vital role in defining and developing the company’s revolutionary software products. Working in both marketing and engineering, Santori has held many leadership positions within the company, in which he has directly impacted the success of many NI products and business initiatives. In 2000, Santori’s leadership and contribution to the continued growth and success of NI earned him the title of NI Business and Technology Fellow.
Santori was directly responsible for defining and developing the test executive software that eventually led to the creation of NI TestStand, the market-leading test management environment for organizing, controlling, and executing automated validation and manufacturing test systems. As the director of industrial automation products, Santori oversaw NI activities and products related to industrial applications. Santori also played a key role in defining NI’s real-time test strategy, leading to the development of NI Veristand, a powerful, configurable software tool for real-time testing applications in areas such as hardware in the loop.
With extensive experience and knowledge of the test and measurement and industrial automation industries, Santori has published work in several leading industry magazines including Evaluation Engineering, IEEE Spectrum, Personal Engineering and Instrumentation, Chemical Engineering, InTech, and Plant Engineering. Additionally, Santori is known within NI and the industry as an excellent communicator. He has a regular presence on the stage at NIWeek, where he gives NI customers insights into the future direction and applications of the company’s graphical system design products.
Seen as a mentor and consultant to his coworkers, Santori works closely with R&D and marketing to define new product capabilities and marketing strategies for NI’s graphical system design products. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.