Integral Names Automotive Veteran to Board of Directors
Integral, an emerging leader in hybrid-conductive plastics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Herbert C. Reedman, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Reedman brings extensive automotive experience to Integral as they continue to gain recognition in the automotive sector for their specialty material ElectriPlast™ a hybrid conductive plastic which mimics the shielding and conductive properties of metal but is 40-60% lighter than aluminum.
A leading automotive retailer, Reedman's business successes span nearly four decades. In his previous 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. Often sought out by industry executives for his knowledge, experience and inspiration, Mr. Reedman continues to leave his imprint on the automotive landscape.
"We are honored and thrilled to have a person of Herb's caliber on our board", said William Robinson, CEO of Integral, "His vast experience and relationships within the automotive industry will prove to be invaluable to Integral as we continue to introduce our ElectriPlast technology. Herb will focus his attention on the awareness, marketing, branding and sales of ElectriPlast™."
During his career in the automotive industry, Reedman participated on numerous corporate advisory boards including Jaguar Cars, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, GM Credit Card, General Motors New Product Development Committee, GM Customer Relationship Management Board, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar. He is an avid supporter of American car companies and has made numerous speaking appearances on their behalf.
Commenting on his appointment, Reedman stated "I am excited to join Integral and help further this exciting technology. There has never been a more critical time for the worldwide automotive industry as demanding economic forces are in play. The need for increased fuel efficiency as well as alternative fuel technologies has never been greater. I believe ElectriPlast™ will play a key role in the future of Hybrid and Electric vehicle innovation by reducing weight and helping to increase mileage. I will be working very closely with Integral to help further their successes throughout the transportation industry and beyond."
Reedman is co-founder and Managing Partner of Vantage4 LLC, a Fort Washington, PA based marketing and consulting firm specializing in the automotive sector. He has advised many clients including Coda Automotive; a California based all-electric vehicle manufacturer and LBC, Inc., a privately held maker of after-market occupant safety and stability devices. He was a Co-founder and served on the boards of First Peoples Mortgage Corporation, Affiliated Abstract, Inc., Hallmark Realty, Inc. and as a director for CoreStates Capital Advisors, LLC., a wealth management and institutional advisory firm. In 2000 and again in 2003, Reedman was awarded The Jack Smith's Chairman Award from General Motors for his outstanding achievements.
About Reedman World Auto Center: Founded on the family's Pennsylvania farm in 1946, Reedman World Auto Center went on to become the single largest auto dealership in the world at one location. The dealership, which covered 150 acres, employed 1200 people and delivered over 1.5 million vehicles, is considered one of the great automotive retail accomplishments of our time. Automotive News named Reedman World Auto Center one of "The Fifty Visionary Dealers Who Shaped the Modern Industry." In 2004, Reedman Enterprises were purchased by Bruce Toll, of Toll Brothers Builders fame and operate today as Reedman-Toll Auto World.
Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG) ("Integral"), (www.electriplast.com)
engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of electrically conductive hybrid plastics used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. Its core material, ElectriPlast™, is a non-corrosive, electrically conductive resin-based material whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics, rubbers and other polymers while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%. Integral is a leader in conductive hybrid plastics with a broad Intellectual Property portfolio referencing its ElectriPlast™ technology. Applications for ElectriPlast include: Shielding Wire, Power Electronics, Connectors, and Cables; Shielding , Conduction, Batteries, Semiconductors, Heated Elements, Sensors, Antennas, Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics and Acoustics, Fuses, Capacitors, Resistors, RFID, Busbars and Terminals.