Reece Kurtenbach

Reece Kurtenbach

Chairman, President, Director and CEO

Reece Kurtenbach is the Chief Executive Officer for Daktronics, Inc.  

Previously, Kurtenbach served as Executive Vice President for Live Events and International, and provided corporate oversight for the company’s design and development engineering.

The Live Events Business Unit encompasses the sales and service departments for our Large Sports Venues and Rental and Staging markets, as well as the Video Products Engineering development group.

The International Business Unit serves our customers outside of North America and is organized into the regional areas of: Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), and Latin America/Caribbean. Each region maintains both Sales and Service functions appropriate for the size and maturity of the specific region.

Kurtenbach’s responsibilities for engineering included providing oversight to the company’s product strategies and platform developments. 

Kurtenbach began his career with Daktronics in 1982 as a student, working in manufacturing and customer service. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and minors in math and computer science.

After graduation, Kurtenbach worked for a few years in two other technical companies, and then returned to Daktronics in 1991 to work as an Applications Engineer on large display projects. In 1994, he became manager of a design group, leading the development of Daktronics' first full color LED video display product. Since then, Daktronics has become a leader in the technology of large screen LED video displays, and the acknowledged world leader in sales in this product category.