Prior to founding Impact Gel, Matthew Kriesel formed the Mattec Corporation with Richard Childress, the owner of multiple racing teams. Mattec Corporation developed a head and neck restraint system known as the Hutchens Device. Today, this device and its hybrids are well known and respected in the world of racing.
Matt then went on to invent the Impact Gel compound but remained affiliated with NASCAR. In 2000, when Geoff Bodine was involved in a very serious accident at the Daytona 500, he credited the gel (which was inserted into areas of his seat) for saving him from sever injury.
Matthew Kriesel formally founded the Impact Gel Corporation in 2002. From inception we have experimented with many product applications for the Impact Gel formula.