As the director of marketing for data acquisition systems at National Instruments, Ian Fountain is responsible for the company’s global business in monitoring and Industrial Internet of Things applications and is heavily involved in the strategic development of the associated products required to address customer’s needs.
Fountain joined NI in 2000 as an applications engineer. In 2001 he moved to southern Colorado and became district sales manager. In this position, he focused on evangelizing virtual instrumentation and developing key regional account relationships, including Lockheed Martin, Echostar and Atmel.
In 2004, as business development manager, Fountain took on development of NI’s Hardware-in-the-Loop strategy. As a result of the success NI increased the investment in this application and is now considered a key player in the market.
Fountain holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado.