Rydeen Mobile Electronics announced that company president Phil Maeda has been elected to the Consumer Technology Association’s Vehicle Technology Division (VTD) board.
The mission of the VTD is to grow consumer awareness of in-vehicle technology. It also seeks to expand the pool of qualified technicians and generally assist the industry through advocacy and promotional activity.
Maeda founded Rydeen after holding senior level posts with companies such as Clarion and Fujitsu Ten / Eclipse.
VTD board chair Bob Fields said, “In order for the VTD to fulfill its mission, we must have a diverse membership that can provide the right balance of perspective and insight into the issues the industry faces. Phil’s perspective as leader of Rydeen, a maker of vehicle safety products that provides the aftermarket with OEM solutions for the many cars already on the road today, is well needed, as the safety category is a growing opportunity for our retailers and these products prevent injuries and save lives.”
“It’s an honor to be elected to the Vehicle Technology Division board and have the chance to serve our industry with such esteemed group of technology leaders,” said Maeda. “I’m very excited at the opportunity to bring my perspective to the board’s focus on the importance of vehicle safety with regards to technology, and to share my experience regarding trends in vehicle safety products based on the success of the Rydeen brand and products such as our BSS1 Radar Blind Spot Detection System.”