Chase is based in Shanghai China, and is responsible for operations in the Asia Pacific region, along as serving as General Manager ofDaktronics Shanghai. The Asia Pacific region has sales and service offices in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing and Macau. The Shanghai office is the headquarters for the Asia Pacific region, and is the manufacturing, engineering, service and sales base for all the major markets in Asia and China.
Chase received a degree in electronic technology from North Dakota State School of Science in 1980. He has lived and worked over twenty years in Asia, spending over fifteen of those years in China.
For fourteen years, Chase worked with Halliburton Geophysical as an area manager/field service engineer in Asia. He was in charge of the areas including Australia, China, Laos, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Burma.
Chase joined Daktronics in 1994, and began his career as a Project Manager working in the College and University market. During this time Chase was the project manager on the pioneer team that sold, developed and installed the first full color LED video projects for Daktronics. He later became a Project Executive for Major League Sports working on landmark Major League Sports projects throughout the US. In 2004 he moved to International Sales to take up his position of Asia Pacific Regional Manager. In 2005 he moved with his family to China to set up the China operations and move the Asia Pacific operation center to the region. Dan travels extensively throughout China and the Asia region. He is active in the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and is active in the expat community of Shanghai.