The National Association of Animal Breeders is pleased to announce that Chase Fritz has been selected to fill the position of Data Manager for NAAB and began fulfilling his duties on February 20, 2017.
Chase will work with NAAB staff and industry stakeholders to coordinate and manage the Dairy and Beef Cross Reference database along with the associated reports and communications. He will also be responsible for data integrity and will interact with industry stakeholders including all aspects of the process from the point of data entry through the distribution of genetic evaluation information.
Chase has industry experience with ABS Global where he worked as a Lab Technician and was involved in the implementation of their global database. Additionally, Chase recently worked at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory as a Microbiologist and worked with their LIMS database. He was responsible for the initial processing of raw data and implemented an updated shipping program. Most recently, Chase worked with the Center for Comparative Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology lab as a Computer and Analytical Consultant. In that role he developed a database and analytics for the pathology lab.
“The genetics industry is dealing with an increasing volume of data from domestic and international sources for genomic evaluations and marketing. Chase’s familiarity with the industry and his experience with managing data and databases make this an excellent fit for NAAB. NAAB will be launching a “Real Time” dairy cross reference database so Chase will be very involved with the implementation of the new program along with providing support and training to members to enable the smooth flow of accurate and reliable data.” said Jay Weiker, NAAB President.
Chase received his Bachelors of Science in Biology and Entomology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since graduation, Chase has lived in the Madison area and he will be based in the NAAB Madison office. In his spare time, Chase enjoys biking, tinkering with his computer or spending time with his sister who is an undergrad at UW-Madison.
NAAB is the national trade association for artificial insemination businesses. NAAB members provide artificial insemination services in the USA and more than 100 countries around the world.