Impact Research And Technology LLC

Early in his career, Mr. Langner was a mechanical engineer at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), where he designed, tested and integrated medium caliber automatic cannons for several military platforms, including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Apache Attack Helicopter. He was also engineering manager for TASER International, designing electronic incapacitation devices for law enforcement and civilian use, and he designed satellite phones and accessories as a consultant for Motorola.

For much of the last ten years, Mr. Langner was the vice president of research and development for a defense contractor, where he led an autonomous R&D department of 50 engineers, technicians, and buyers. In this role, he also provided overall program management from proposal and cost development to product design, prototype fabrication and procurement, testing, and transition to production. His efforts led to approximately one billion dollars in major military contracts.

Most recently, Mr. Langner designed and built Paul Rosolie's custom snake-proof suit for Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive.

US 9482491  Detachable armor hold down

US 9283882  Convertible fighting vehicle

US 9194661 ​ Ballistic armor assembly for vehicle-mounted explosive carrier

US 8876094  Multi-axis energy attenuating mount

US 8251410  Armor hold-down assembly

US 7938485  Variable displacement seating assembly

US D623500  Tie-down base plate

US D490872  Bore sighting apparatus

US 5801617  Device for deterring tampering of anti-theft equipment


Rich Langner is a proactive, results-oriented leader with over twenty-five years of experience in mechanical and electronic product development. He possesses strong product design skills and extensive experience managing multiple projects, budgets, and aggressive schedules. He is also an expert in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), utilizing Solid Works and Pro/Engineer software and has several patents for his design work.