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20+ years of experience

Laurent Colasse, founder of resqme, Inc.

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.

resqme Inc. 718 East Mason Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA

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.

Meet the team

We strive to provide the best service

Laurent Colasse
President

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

Director of Operations, SSGB

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

Director of Sales & Marketing

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.

France Grissolange

Supply Chain Manager

France is our Sales Account Manager. She was born and raised in Vichy, France. Before moving to the United States, she graduated from BTS International Business School in France and then graduated in SBCC with A.A. in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing. She moved to the United States when she was 20 years old to learn English and to explore the World. She joined resqme team in 2011 after spending a few years as a Territory Sales Manager in the food industry. France enjoys spending her free time working out, hiking and hanging out with her friends.

Patricia Neubauer

Sales Manager

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.

Ryan Dougan

Controller

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.

Linnea Kornberg

Market Research Analyst

Linnea is our market research analyst. She is originally from Norway, but she moved to Santa Barbara after she graduated high school and considers Santa Barbara to be her home. While studying communication at SBCC and UCSB Linnea quickly became interested in marketing. After working in different fields of marketing, Linnea joined our team in January 2017. On her free time, Linnea likes to be at the beach, go shopping or be with her friends.

Paul C. Brummett

Interface Engineer

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.

Cesar Diaz

Warehouse Associate

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 H. Diaz

Warehouse and Logistics

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.

Rigoberto D. Narvaez

Warehouse Associate

Bettina Norton

Graphic Designer

Bettina is a graphic designer from Santa Barbara, CA with over four years of experience in the industry. Bilingual in German, a graduate from UCSB, and a traveler at heart, you’ll find her immersed in many creative projects while sipping black tea. She draws upon inspiration from long days at the ranch with her chestnut Rocky Mountain horse Frankie, and hours spent in the California salted sea with nothing but a smile and a surfboard.​

Mission & values

Grow a caring community

Our advocacy for safety at resqme, Inc., is dedicated to making things right for the best interest of all, an attitude in life to care, to be safe and to be prepared for everyone’s peace of mind! Our goal is to make safety trendy by providing simple solutions that can save lives when seconds count…!

We are committed to staying a leader in the latest safety technologies for drivers across the globe. We value our customers’ satisfaction and regard their well being in the highest as we continue to provide reliable products that improve automobile safety in our communities.

Core Values
resqme, Inc. is passionate and knowledgeable about life saving solutions when seconds count…! We are more than just a company. We are part of a worldwide community of first responders and drivers alike. We are committed to the safety of our customers and the reliability of our product and we want this commitment to show in everything we do.

Our success in fulfilling our vision is measured by customer trust and satisfaction, team member happiness and excellence, improvements in the field of the safety as well as local and larger community support.

Quality & commitment

Products you can trust

resqme, Inc., is a dynamic leader in the quality safety business. We are a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for safety suppliers. We are building a business in which high standards permeate all aspects of our company. Quality is a state of mind at resqme, Inc.

Our goal is to continue selling the highest quality products we possibly can by maintaining our industry leading standards. The quality of our products and services reflects the power of resqme, Inc., The pride we take in what we do and what we make possible. We are passionate about people, product, community, and outstanding service. We are committed to serve our customers through innovation, continuous improvement, a focus on customer safety, and a dedication to meet those needs wherever they happen to be.

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We earn customer trust, satisfaction and respect when we effectively differentiate from our competition and leverage the resqme, Inc., brand standards as an advocate for high quality in safety. We know that by doing so we turn customers into advocates for our business. Advocates do more than buy our lifesaver tools; they talk about resqme, Inc., to their friends and others. We want to serve our customers competently, efficiently, knowledgeably and with care.

 

Foundation & causes

Spread safety through awareness

Foundation
After serving the worldwide road safety community for over ten years, resqme, Inc. established the resqme Foundation to further support those who work to save lives on the road. resqme, Inc. has been providing life saving tools for first responders and safety conscious drivers in vehicle emergencies When seconds count...!™ The resqme tool is the result of a commitment towards road safety and emergency preparedness. Vehicle entrapment and submersion are real threats. The resqme Foundation continues the work of resqme, Inc.'s dedication to providing important safety information regarding these dangers. 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.


CHARITY FUNDRAISING
We strive to help out in the community as much as possible. We have been helping fundraise for events for over 10 years. Our goals are to help those who are in need of assistance and to help 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.

ashleyASHLEY 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. As a result, in honor of Ashley, a foundation was created to raise funds with resqme, Inc., a 2-in-1 keychain rescue tool, which then rapidly became the safety symbol for an entire community.

OPERATION ALIVE
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.

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KIDSANDCARS.ORG
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 of vehicles. Together we can help educate the public on the dangers of children and pets dying from situations just like these. Donate to their cause to help spread this education and make everyone aware of the dangers that exist. For more details visit KidsAndCars.org

Donate to Kids & Cars

$12.95

Every tool you purchase, resqme, Inc. will donate $4 to KidsAndCars.org (KAC).

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