A licensed Professional Engineer from Texas A&M, Latham spent a career in and started two firms in industrial automation with significant exposure to the automotive sector. On founding what is now VR in 2005, the company provided reman services to the US Army’s Red River Army Depot. Now, focusing on the civilian sector, his goal is to supply an alternative automotive product and reduce operators’ expense and thereby reduce the automotive debt burden in the country.
Because Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Debt.
Belden has over 30 years’ experience building and leading professional sales teams in information technology and fleet telematics companies. Among his many awards at IBM, Belden was in the top 5% of managers in his division. That experience led to growing TRCA, a startup telecomm hardware company, from $0 sales to over $5MM in 6 years. His technology/telecomm background was a natural fit for his own company, Zepco Sales and Service Inc. Zepco designed and marketed the first vehicle event data recorder running on Microsoft Windows in 1992. Zepco was an industry leader selling and installing automotive data recorders, mobile video recorders and GPS tracking hardware and software in fleets across the U.S.