Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) April 7, 2010
Lap Belt Cinch, Inc. (LBC), developer of the CG-Lock technology and maker of CG-Lock & SeatSnug safety devices, announced today that Herbert C. Reedman, Jr., former automotive executive and Managing Partner of Vantage4, LLC (V4), an automotive marketing and consulting firm in Fort Washington PA, has been appointed to the LBC Executive Advisory Board.
Reedman's firm, Vantage4, is already directing the national brand and marketing strategies for the LBC product line and Reedman sees the added board responsibilities of a way to "leverage talent and broaden focus" for the SeatSnug and CG-Lock brands. "Although we are attracting interest and gaining shelf space every day, there is still much to do," said Reedman. "Working with other board members and the senior management of LBC provides a forum for setting policy, leveraging assets and advancing ideas more effectively."
A leading automotive retailer, Reedman’s business successes span nearly four decades. In his past role as the chief of operations for Reedman World Auto Center, a position he held until his retirement in 2005, he was a visible and widely respected leader in the community and among his peers. During his tenure in the automotive industry Reedman participated on numerous outside boards including Advisory Boards for Jaguar Cars, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, GM Credit Card, General Motors New Product Development Committee, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar.
In 2000 and again in 2003, Reedman was awarded The Jack Smith's Chairman’s Award from General Motors for his outstanding achievements. A perennial Dealer of the Year recipient, he is considered an expert in sales and retail marketing as well as dealership operations. Mr. Reedman was a Co-founder and served on the boards of First Peoples Mortgage Corporation, Affiliated Abstract, Inc., Hallmark Realty, Inc. and currently serves as a Director for CoreStates Capital Advisors, LLC., a wealth management and institutional investment advisory firm.
"Herb is a highly regarded businessperson and widely respected in the retail industry," declares Chuck Carter, CEO of LBC, "we appreciate the experience and vision Herb brings to our board as we work to advance the CG-Lock and SeatSnug brands."
Originally developed as an aftermarket product for the performance driving market and already used in several motion pictures, including National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage and James Bond's Quantum of Solace, the CG-Lock improves overall seatbelt performance to enhance driver control and to enhance the safety and comfort of the user.
SeatSnug, which is initially being targeted as a safety device for children, clips on an existing seatbelt to enhance the safety and comfort of children riding in booster seats. Crash tested and recipient of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, the SeatSnug device improves child safety and reduces the risk of injury in auto accidents. Seat Snug has been featured on ABC and the Fox News TV channels. CG-Lock & Seat Snug can be found in some of the Nation's top retailers and on-line stores including Pep Boys, Bavarian Auto Sport, buybuy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, Baby Depot, Babies"R"Us & Amazon.com
Vantage4, LLC is an automotive marketing and consulting firm led by partners Herb Reedman, Jr and Steve Neu. The V4 team is considered by industry insiders as leaders in automotive retail, marketing, analytics and online strategies having had one of their companies recently recognized as "Top Ten Companies To Watch In 2010" by Automotive Success magazine.
Lap Belt Cinch, Inc. is the developer and patent holder of CG-Lock technology. Its aftermarket products, the CG-Lock and SeatSnug, are designed to enhance driver control, save lives, enhance safety and reduce injuries in vehicular accidents.