BLACKSBURG, Va. - VTLS Inc. is proud to announce that Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS, was commended by Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 405 offered on February 28, 2014.
The resolution references many of Dr. Chachra's
These include founding VTLS in 1985 after his leadership in innovative library software development at Virginia Tech and leading VTLS to become a successful global company in the library technology industry.
WHEREAS, in 1980, Dr. Vinod Chachra, a faculty member with Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, started working on an automated circulation and cataloguing system for the university's own Newman Library, known as the Virginia Tech Library System; and
WHEREAS, after spending five years producing software and creating a model, Dr. Chachra established Visionary Technology in Library Solutions, Inc., (VTLS) in 1985 in partnership with Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties and sought to provide state-of-the-art library automation systems to a global market; and
WHEREAS, with an international marketing strategy in mind, Dr. Chachra
traveled the world promoting VTLS; he
successfully made sales to an Australian university and to the Finnish National Library IT group, where the company was contracted to automate all of Finland's university libraries; and
WHEREAS, operating with integrity and providing quality services to customers, VTLS
has become a company known for providing cutting-edge products for the future needs of libraries; and
WHEREAS, through the exceptional leadership of Dr. Chachra
is an international leader in integrated library automation, digital asset management, and radio frequency identification technology and has six offices around the globe, with a customer base covering more than 1,900 libraries in 44 countries; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Dr. Vinod Chachra, founder of Visionary Technology in Library Solutions, Inc., which received the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council "Technology Hall of Fame" award; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates
prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Dr. Vinod Chachra
as an expression of the General Assembly's respect and admiration for his
commitment to the advancement and development of innovative technology in the Commonwealth and around the world."