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 bill was introduced by Delegate Nick Rush, who represents House District 7.
The resolution references many of Dr. Chachra's accomplishments. 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. The bill also highlighted VTLS' induction into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council's Technology Hall of Fame in 2013.
"I am proud to introduce this Commending Resolution for Dr. Vinod Chachra," stated Delegate Rush. "He is a true inspiration and leader for the New River Valley. His story is the embodiment of the American dream."
The full text of the resolution, which can be viewed at http://1.usa.gov/1kCERoq, is copied below for convenience.
"WHEREAS, Visionary Technology in Library Solutions, Inc., founded by Dr. Vinod Chachra as the first spinoff corporation from Virginia Tech, was the recipient of the first ever "Technology Hall of Fame" award in May 2013; and
WHEREAS, presented by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, the "Technology Hall of Fame" award recognizes an entity that has made a lasting impact on the region and encompasses the spirit of integrity and innovation, serving as an inspiration to others; and
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, VTLS 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."
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc., www.vtls.com, a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides creative software solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 2,100 libraries in over 40 countries. VTLS provides Virtua, the premier ILS solution; Chamo Discovery, a social OPAC and discovery tool; VITAL, a digital asset management solution; Vorpal Solutions, Drupal design and consulting services; MozGo, the mobile app; and Fastrac RFID solutions for libraries. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies in the library industry.