Jack W. Hipple 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 TRIZ and Engineering Training Services LLC, providing consulting, innovation workshops focusing on TRIZ Inventive Problem Solving, and introductory chemical engineering training. He has been the public and on site instructor for AIChE's chemical engineering essentials and ASME's Inventive Problem Solving ('TRIZ') courses for 12 years. He has made numerous 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, Mosebach Manufacturing, Boeing, Lockheed, MEDRAD, SABIC Plastics, NSF, and the US Department of Homeland Security. He was the Engineering Week keynoter for Raytheon in 2008. Jack has served as chair and program chair of AIChE's Management Division and recently completed a 3 year term on AIChE's Board of Directors, serving on its Finance and Center for Chemical Process Safety committees. He serves as an SME on IRI's Disruptive Innovation task force.