resqme, Inc. is a professional safety company focused on personal and car safety and is proud to celebrate 20 years of saving lives. Founded in 1998 by Laurent Colasse, resqme, Inc. aims to provide drivers and their passengers peace of mind by manufacturing and distributing innovative and reliable personal and automotive safety tools.
Our original keychain car escape tool, the resqme® is made in the USA and was originally introduced to first responders before expanding to corporate and consumer worlds. Carried by more than 4 million people in over 45 countries, it saves on average a life every two weeks.
In 2017, resqme, Inc. expanded with the creation of its sister company, resqme Europe, headquartered in Nantes, Fr. resqme, Europe aims to create a more efficient distribution system and to become the center of Research & Development for all our upcoming digital safety solutions.
To further support those who work to save lives on the road, we established the non-profit resqme Foundation that supports traffic safety by funding educational programs, scholarships, research, and events. We are proud partners of KidsAndCars.org and other nonprofit organizations that aim to raise awareness on vehicle entrapment and safety on the road. Learn more about our foundation on www.resqmefoundation.com
We have been recognized with multiple awards, and received widespread media recognition on Good Morning America, ABC News, USA Today, The Doctors, Popular Mechanics, Consumer Reports and more. More than a company, we are proud to be part of a caring community of first responders, firefighters and every day’s heroes.
Originally from France, moving in the early 90s to the U.S., Laurent Colasse is an American autodidact entrepreneur. Self directed, his passion in life helps him apply a positive attitude towards any challenges he faces. He has driven resqme Inc.’s business by creating simple and functional concepts that could make a difference in people’s lives, influencing them to become socially responsible for their safety and others. Already awarded at multiple events and with widespread media recognition for his inventions, Laurent is a visionary, aiming the company to be a global brand standing with its newest tagline: Make Safety Your Priority…
Enrick Duval is our Director of Operations, in charge of the coordination of the production and distribution process and ensuring the smooth day-to-day business operations. He was born in Paris, France where he spent most of his childhood. Enrick graduated in 1999 with a MSc (Master of Science in Management) from the French Business School (ESC Amiens). During his studies, he spent a semester at the Department of Business Studies at the Uppsala University (Sweden) Work opportunities brought him to the US in 2000, where he worked as the Business Development Manager at the French American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, CA. After a quick break back to France, Enrick returned to sunny California and joined resqme, Inc. in 2002. Enrick worked as the Sales and Marketing Manager for 10 years before jumping to the other side of the business into operations. Enrick is Certified in Six Sigma (SSGB) and completed the CPIM training. In his free time, Enrick loves to spend time with his wife, son and daughter. He enjoys cooking with his family and friends and is passionate about traveling, camping, photography, and martial arts.
Veronique Taylor is our Director of Sales & Development. Véronique grew up in a small village in Normandy. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Rouen. Then, she integrated the Management School of Lyon and graduated with an MBA in Marketing and Sales. She then spent a year travelling around the world and began her career in sales and marketing in France. Very creative, her journey naturally brought her to become a fashion designer in the USA for over 12 years. An interesting opportunity has recently allowed Véronique to return to her first career working in sales and development for resqme, Inc. During her free time, Veronique is passionate about organic dyes and antique textiles.
Ryan Dougan works within the Finance and Inventory departments at resqme, Inc. Born in Ventura, CA, Ryan began his career in finance after taking an Accounting class early on in college and loving it. Diverting from a future of standard tax return preparation, Ryan came on board in 2014, excited and willing to expand his knowledge and skills within a larger, international company. While not at work, Ryan loves spending time with his daughter.
As the Operations Coordinator at resqme Inc., Jessica has the pleasure of working with each department of the company. While under the umbrella of Operations, her position serves to create a working bridge between sales, order processing, warehouse logistics and accounting to ensure communication, work flow and successful order processing for our customers. Jessica has worked for multiple web based companies in Kansas and California with a strong background in customer care and administrative operations. Being a Southern California native, Jessica enjoys all hobbies outdoors such as swimming, camping, hiking and backpacking. As the proud mother of an amazing young son, wise old dog and curious cat, Jessica keeps very busy and enjoys every minute of it.
Paul C. Brummett joined the resqme team in December of 2015. Creatively self titled, Paul serves as our Interface Engineer, with over 15 years experience in the industry as a webmaster. His daily role includes everything website and multimedia related. “When it comes to the web, we can do anything..!” These are the empowering words that act as a platform to our success. Paul moved from Indianapolis to Santa Barbara in 2012. He enjoys a very active lifestyle including but not limited to weekly camping, hiking, cliff jumping, 4 wheeling, 2 wheeling, dancing, laughing and all things adventurous. He loves to travel, eat amazing organic food and explore life with friends and family.
Patricia is our Sales Manager here at resqme, Inc. She was born in Potsdam, Germany where she graduated from the University of Potsdam with a degree in Sports Management. After that she came to New York on a Sports Scholarship for Track & Field and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Manhattanville College in New York. She joined resqme in 2016 after working in the field of International Business Development in New York concentrating on the German market. During her spare time she is training to compete in the Ironman triathlon.
Ben moved from France to the US in 2012 after getting his Master’s Degree in marketing strategy. With a background in digital marketing and project management, he previously worked in various industries such as nutrition, health and wellness and 3D printing. Ben joined the resqme, Inc. team in July 2018 as Digital Media Analyst. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring what beautiful Santa Barbara has to offer.
Cesar was born in Iguala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. When he was 20 years old, after working on his family's land, he decided he could better help them in the United States. He came to Santa Barbara and has been working for resqme, Inc. for the past 13 years. Cesar is in charge of preparing orders for shipment, and customers’ satisfaction is important to him. Cesar loves to play soccer and spend time with his family and friends.
Cesar was born in El Limon Jalisco, Mexico. He came to the United States when he was 8 years old and moved to beautiful Santa Barbara 2 years later. Shortly after High School, Cesar started working at a local warehouse and worked his way up to become the QC Inspector and Lead Coordinator there. During his spare time, Cesar enjoys barbecuing with his family and friends by the pool. He joined resqme, Inc. in September 2014.
We aim to grow a caring community and to make safety trendy by providing simple solutions that can saves lives when seconds count....! ™
Core Values: Safety
- Caring for people
- Quality / reliability
- Positive attitude and integrity
resqme, Inc., is a leader in the quality safety business. We are a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for safety suppliers and quality is a state of mind for us.
We are passionate about people, product, community, and outstanding service. We are committed to serve our customers through innovation, continuous improvement and dedication. We know that by doing so we turn customers into advocates for our business.
We established the resqme Foundation (link) to further support those who work to save lives on the road. Vehicle entrapment and submersion are real threats. We hope the resqme Foundation, in collaboration with various organizations dedicated to the same cause, can make the 3-Lifesaving Steps (download .pdf) a universal standard in emergency vehicle submersion response. It is only together that we can save more lives.
We strive to help our community as much as possible. We have been helping fundraise for events for over 20 years. Our goals are to help those in need and get the message out. Fundraising with us is extremely easy, and you will work personally with one of our representatives to ensure your event is a success.
ASHLEY NEUFELD MEMORIAL FUND
On November 1st 2009, Ashley Neufeld, 21, along with two other friends from Dickinson State University in North Dakota, sadly died in a tragic accident. Their SUV crashed into a farm pond in Stark County, ND, and submerged with the three young women still inside who were unable to escape. In honor of Ashley, a foundation was created to raise funds in partnership with resqme, Inc.
In North America 400 individuals per year die in submersed vehicles. Operation ALIVE (Automobile submersion: Lessons In Vehicle Escape) is an ongoing investigation aimed at providing information on how people can deal with different exit challenges that occur with different types of vehicles (i.e., cars, vans, trucks, heavy equipment etc.) in summer and winter conditions.
resqme, Inc. is a proud partner of the non-profit organization KidsAndCars.org (KAC) dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles.
Every year, an average of 37 children die from heatstroke inside vehicles. Together we can help educate the public on the dangers of children and pets in hot cars. Donate to their cause and help spread awareness. For more details visit KidsAndCars.org