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The mission of VTLS is to become a company known for providing leading technology in the management and delivery of information to people, primarily through libraries and information centers. We do this with a core set of beliefs rooted in being open, ope
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Vinod Chachra, President & CEO, VTLS Inc., looked at "Improving Discovery Systems Through Post Processing of Harvested Data."
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VTLS has built this new interface to meet this growing demand" stated Dr. Vinod Chachra, VTLS President and CEO.
VTLS was privately owned by ...
VTLS was privately owned by Dr. Vinod Chachra who has now sold all interest in the company to Innovative interfaces for an undisclosed sum.
Chachra will continue to serve for an interim period as the Vice President of Global Expansion for Innovative Interfaces, assisting with the smooth transition to the new corporate organization.
Key executives in VTLS will become part of Innovative's management structure and the overall workforce and operating locations will remain intact.
has been an active participant and supporter of the business community.
The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed a resolution in February 2014 recognizing his accomplishments.
Vinod Chachra received his Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech in 1972 and served in a number of academic and administrative roles for the university, culminating in his appointment as Vice President for Information Systems in 1982.
Dr. Chachra left Virginia Tech in 1985 when he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of VTLS as it became a independent company.
This impasse led the university on a path to develop its own system, which began in 1974 by the Systems Development Department of Virginia Tech
under the direction of Dr. Vinod Chachra
The new company was led by Vinod Chachra
as its President and CEO.
was initially co-owned by Chachra
By 1990 the company reported $3.6 million in revenue.
In April of 1994, Chachra
acquired full ownership through a $2.64 million buy-out of the equity of VTIP.
The company has been lead since its inception by Vinod Chachra, except for a five-year period from March 2003 through February 2007 when industry veteran Carl Grant served as its President and Chief Operating Officer.
Vinod Chachra is an ...
Vinod Chachra is an internationally recognized lecturer and consultant in the field of information system planning.
For several years he served as the Senior Consultant for NCHEMS (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.) Beginning in 1975, he designed the original software that in 1980 became Virginia Tech Library System (now called VTLS).
In 1985, in partnership with VTIP (Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties) he founded VTLS Inc. which provides state-of-the-art library automation systems to more than 1900 libraries in 43 countries worldwide.
VTLS was the first tenant of the Corporate Research Center more than 25 years ago and is still the biggest employer.
After earning his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Virginia Tech, Dr. Chachra served that university in many capacities.
From 1972 to 1985 he successively assumed roles of Director of Software Development, Director of Computing and Information Systems, Vice Provost and then Vice President of Computing and Information Systems.
During his career, Dr. Chachra received many honors and awards.
Most recently, in 2012, he was in the first group of inductees for the Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.