Our History

Our History


Rooted in Experience, Innovating for the Future

160 years ago, Hanger’s founder, James Edward (J.E.) Hanger, revolutionized the prosthetic industry and paved the way for ground-breaking prosthetic innovations, including the incorporation of microprocessors, carbon fiber, accelerometers, robotics, and advanced socket materials.

J.E. Hanger was forward-thinking, collaborative, and patient-focused, and made history in the way that he transformed himself and transformed the world for the better for all people needing prosthetic solutions. As we look to the future, we continue to honor our history of service and innovation and are committed to our core values of integrity, patient-focused, outcomes, collaboration, and innovation.

Vinit Asar
President and CEO

Today, under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Vinit Asar, Hanger, Inc. is a company with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,000 employees collaborating to fulfill a shared purpose of empowering human potential together.