Jack Hipple is a 30 year veteran of the chemical industry, including responsibility for global chemical engineering research at Dow Chemical as well as its Discovery Research New Ventures program. He has also managed chemical material technology projects for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, new product development for Ansell Edmont in the protective equipment area, and process scale up for aerogel materials at Cabot Corporation. He currently Principal with Innovation-TRIZ, providing consulting and innovation training. He has been the public and on site instructor for AIChE and ASME's chemical engineering essentials and Inventive Problem Solving ('TRIZ') for ten years. He is a member of and does frequent presentations for the World Future Society, ASTD and PDMA chapters, and the Altshuller TRIZ Institute. His clients have included Dow Chemical, S.C. Johnson, the US Navy, GM, Siemens, FMC, NCH Corporation, Boeing, Lockheed, MEDRAD, and SABIC Plastics. He was the Engineering Week keynoter for Raytheon in 2008. He was chair of AIChE's Management Division in 2009 and 2010 and was recently elected to AIChE's Board of Directors.