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About Commentator: Jack Hipple

| On 20, Jul 2007

Jack Hipple

Jack is principal, Innovation-TRIZ Associates, which provides training and consulting in breakthrough problem solving and organizational innovation. He is a chemical engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with 30 years of industrial experience with Dow Chemical, Ansell Edmont and Cabot Corporation. At Dow he was responsible for both the corporate chemical engineering laboratory and was its Discovery Research director.


Since 1999, he has been consulting on the “TRIZ” (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) methodology. He has led the evolution of TRIZ thinking and application into non-traditional areas such as organizational and management issues, as well as into unique technical areas such as human factors and consumer product design.  He has also pioneered the combination of TRIZ with other creativity techniques such as CPS and Edward DeBono’s tools and teaches a course at the University of South Florida on industrial creativity and innovation techniques. He also teaches inventive problem solving for both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers


His clients include BP/Amoco, S.C. Johnson, Dow Chemical, GAF Roofing, National Starch, Mobil Chemical, Air Products, Bank of Montreal, Siemens (both in the U.S. and in Mexico), the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Marti and M&M Mars. He has taught TRIZ courses for the Altshuller TRIZ Institute, the European TRIZ Association, the American Creativity Association and the World Future Society.


He is a certified TRIZ specialist and is also a certified DeBono (Six Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™) user and certified MBTI™ and Kirton KAI™ trainer.

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