Cathleen Woodall and Jason Langston – Founders – Gelco Products, Inc.
I had spent long hours writing research reports for clients in the Telecom Industry and had always searched, to no avail, for a comfortable seat cushion for my office chair. There was a wide selection of gel seat cushions for wheelchairs, but nothing that people could really afford. The office based ergonomic movement was in full force, gel wrist rests and mouse pads were popular and affordable, so I decided it would be a good idea to make an affordable gel seat cushion.
I collaborated with BMW Group Designworks USA (http://www.designworksusa.com) and a bike seat manufacturer and the first GSeat prototype was created in late 2000. My dynamic partner Jason Langston designed the handle after working with the first prototype and our patent on the integrated handle and foldable design was awarded on January 5, 2005 (Utility patent 6,839,928).
We started Gelco Products in our garage and sold GSeats at Corporate Health Fairs until we landed our first catalog customer…once we made it into our first nationwide catalog, it was much easier to get our message out.
Now, almost 15 years later, we are sold all over the world and have just been awarded the SkyMall Reader’s Choice Top Ten Award for best road trip accessories. We are proud to say that we are 100% made in the USA.
Mission and Vision
Our primary mission is to make people more comfortable wherever they sit, whether its at the office, your kid’s ballgame, cheer event, car or traveling. Its also great to have at home! If you have to sit for any length of time, the GSeat makes it better!