CEO, Administration and Finance, Technical Innovation Center, Inc.
Mr. Richard Langevin was born in Sturbridge, Ma. He graduated at the top of his high school class and earned a full NROTC Regular Scholarship to Iowa State University. He graduated from ISU with a BS in Physics and in Education.
Upon graduation in 1971, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Naval Supply Corps School, in Athens, Ga., he was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Concord and then to the Navy Command Systems Support Activity in Norfolk, Va. During active duty, his major functions included being the Sixth Fleet Foreign Currency Coordinator, Data Processing Officer in the Logistics Support Division, and Project Manager in the Tactical Support and Logistics Planning Division reporting to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While in the Navy, Mr. Langevin continued his education at night, completing all undergraduate business courses and MBA courses at Old Dominion University in Virginia.
Upon resigning his commission in 1977, Mr. Langevin worked in a self-employed status until taking a position with Tracor Inc. As a Logistics Specialist, he set up and managed a data processing division to track the movement of materials to be loaded aboard 13 warships that were sold to the Saudi Arabian Navy over a 5 year period.
After this project was completed in 1983, Mr. Langevin went to work with a major financial services company and became a Regional Vice President in 18 months. In 1986, Mr. Langevin left Virginia and returned to Massachusetts.
In February of 1993, Mr. Langevin allied himself with Mr. Shulyak and helped to edit The Art of Inventing, the precursor to "And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared". He also assisted Mr. Shulyak in preparing presentations to various groups. He has studied Systematic Innovation, TRIZ, under the guidance of Mr. Shulyak, a TRIZ Master, until 1999 when Mr. Shulyak died in a plane crash. Mr. Langevin became the President of TIC in charge of Administration and Finance. He also continued teaching Systematic Innovation to corporate clients and developing new course material.
In 2004, Mr. Langevin became the CEO and principle owner of Technical Innovation Center Inc. His primary responsibilities included Administration, Finance, Marketing and Product Development.
Currently, Technical Innovation Center has 4 books published on TRIZ methodology and a new TRIZ based science fiction book, "Ballad of the Stars" will be out by the end of August 2005. Mr Langevin intends to grow TIC into a dominant international training and consulting organization. Publishing TRIZ books will continue be a priority of the company.