Jack Hipple, Principal at Innovation-TRIZ in Tampa, Florida, has been chosen by the Industrial Research Institute to serve as its primary subject matter expert on its committee studying technology discontinuities and their affect on research and technology planning. The Industrial Research Institute is a consortium of Fortune 500 companies that collaborates in many areas of technology planning and development and uses its members' input to identify areas for concentrated study. The output of these study groups is used by its member companies to facilitate and enhance their own internal R&D efforts. The first meeting of this study group will be at IRI's next meeting in New Orleans in November of this year.
Innovation-TRIZ is an innovation training and consulting company, based in Tampa, which is a leader in the training and utilization of "TRIZ" Inventive Problem Solving by Fortune 500 companies. Innovation-TRIZ is the primary trainer in this methodology for both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and also teaches workshops for the Product Development Management Association, the World Future Society, and the American Society for Training and Development chapters. It is also the leading chemical engineering training organization for both the ASME and AIChE and has recently completed the first on line training course for AIChE.
Jack Hipple has 30 years of industrial experience, including Director of Discovery Research and corporate chemical engineering R&D at Dow Chemical. He has also served as product and project manager for Ansell Edmont, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Cabot Corporation. He has led Innovation-TRIZ in Tampa since 1999. He has recently been nominated to serve on the national Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers following a two year term as chair of its Management Division.