Mr. George Chase currently served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer for Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a provider of Optical Equipment to the Telecommunications and Cable industry from 2002 to retirement in 2013. With more than 40 years of experience in the telecom industry, Mr. Chase oversaw the company’s operations, engineering and development, product planning, product marketing and sales divisions. His communications career began with 16 years tenure at AT&T Network Systems where he had a number of assignments of increasing responsibility. He went on to Rockwell Transmission Systems, Inc. to serve as Director of Product Management, Central Region Sales Director and Vice President of Sales.
In 1990, Mr. Chase joined Fujitsu Network Transmission Systems, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, responsible for all transmission and switching product sales, business management and marketing. When Fujitsu Network Communications formed in 1996, Mr. Chase was appointed to an identical position within the new company. In April 1997, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He left Fujitsu to join Hook Partners, a Dallas-based Venture Capital firm, and returned in 2002 to assume the position of Group President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Chase served on the board of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a United States based body accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that is committed to rapidly developing and promoting technical and operations standards for the communications industry. He is also was member of the Lamar University Engineering Advisory board.
Mr. Chase holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lamar University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.