Daktronics has a proven management team whose top ten officers and managers have amassed over 200 years of combined experience in the electronic display industry. Biographies of chairman and co-founder Al Kurtenbach, CEO and president Reece Kurtenbach, and chief financial officer Sheila Anderson follow.
Dr. Aelred J. Kurtenbach
Aelred J. Kurtenbach, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Company and has served as a Director and Chairman of the Board since its incorporation in 1968. He served as President of the Company until 1999, Chief Executive Officer until 2001, and Treasurer until 1993. Dr. Kurtenbach holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the University of Nebraska and Purdue University, respectively. Dr. Kurtenbach brings to the Board an in-depth perspective of our business and industry derived from his experience as co-founder of the Company, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its founding through 2001, and as Chairman of the Board since then.
Reece A. Kurtenbach
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.
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