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Prior to Warner Home Video, Hase played a key role in developing Toshiba’s CD-ROM drive business. He focused on the creation of a new multi-dimensional business field that would promote a convergence of consumer electronics, particularly audio-visual products, with computing, communications, and entertainment.
While General Manager of the DVD Division at Toshiba, Hase served as chair of the DVD Forum, the international organization that guides DVD advances. Hase continued to push for the worldwide expansion of the DVD business. These achievements, according to REAL D, won Hase an Emmy in 1999 with Warren Lieberfarb, then president of Warner Home Video. Hase was also a finalist in the UK’s 2001 World Technology Award.
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