Reece A. Kurtenbach joined the Company in 1982 as a student, working in manufacturing, customer service and engineering. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering. After spending a few years elsewhere post graduation, he returned to the Company in 1991 as an application engineer focusing on large display projects. In 1994, he became the manager of the Company’s video products engineering group and, in 2004, he was appointed Vice President. He was named Executive Vice President in 2012. Reece Kurtenbach is the son of Aelred Kurtenbach, Chairman of the Board. Reece A. Kurtenbach became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective September 1, 2013.
Sheila M. Anderson serves as Daktronics’ Chief Financial Officer. Anderson graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting; she is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota. She became a certified public accountant in 1996.
Anderson joined Daktronics in 2002 as a project accountant. In 2006, Anderson became the Corporate Controller for Daktronics, assuming responsibility for the company’s internal and external financial reporting, as well as supervision of the company’s accounting functions. She was named CFO in September 2012.
Her accounting experience prior to joining the company includes a senior accountant role at Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, as well as responsibility for accounting and auditing functions at two public accounting firms.