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Jack Hipple

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Hipple_Jack.jpgJack Hipple is Principal of Innovation-TRIZ Consulting, based in Tampa, FL.  He is a chemical engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and has served on the department’s advisory board. He has served as Director of Discovery Research and Director of Corporate Chemical Engineering R&D for Dow Chemical, Project Leader for Foreign Technology Sourcing at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, NPD Manager for Ansell Edmont Protective Products, and Aerogel R&D Manager for Cabot Corporation. He formed Innovation-TRIZ in 2001 to bring this problem solving and NPD technology to the corporate world with clients including S. C. Johnson, Siemens, Dow Chemical, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Monsanto, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar,Bayer/MEDRAD, and the University of South Florida. He was the original TRIZ instructor for BP/Amoco in Naperville and sites in Augusta, GA and Aberdeen Scotland. He is also the TRIZ instructor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, teaching several public national workshops a year. He has taught numerous workshops for the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), the World Future Society, individual chapters of PDMA, ASQ, the American Creativity Association, and IEEE.

Jack is also the Introduction to Chemical Engineering instructor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has taught basic chemical engineering principles to hundreds of non-chemical engineers at public and on site courses for over 10 years. He just completed an on line version of this course for AIChE. He has taught this course for Upjohn, General Mills, the Department of Homeland Security, Covidien, FMC, Gelita, the University of South Florida, and Victoria, TX Community College.

In addition to his TRIZ certification from the Altshuller TRIZ Institute, he is a certified practitioner of Myers Briggs and Kirton KAI™ assessments as well as Edward DeBono’s Six Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ methods.


What’s Important in the Chemical Engineering Scale up of Chemistry and Why?

Many chemical engineering scale ups involve parameters and properties that do not scale linearly. When new chemistry needs to be scaled to a practical, economic point, it is important to understand some of the basic non-linear relationships involving reaction kinetics and engineering, heat transfer, mixing, fluid flow, filtration, and equipment costs. This talk will overview some of the key chemical engineering scale up variables that chemists need to be aware of and how their data is used in chemical engineering design and cost estimation.

Breakthrough Problem Solving Using the Brains of Others

We have a tendency to believe that the problems we work on are special and unique. The study of millions of patents, however, shows clearly that there are a limited number of inventive principles that we constantly reuse across hundreds of different technology areas. The collection of these basic principles and a general problem solving algorithm is generally known as “TRIZ” (Russian algorithm for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). This problem analysis and solving process is in use by a large number of Fortune 500 companies. This workshop will overview the basic premise of TRIZ and show numerous examples of parallel universe problem solving where solutions used in one area of technology are easily applied in others through the use of more general and less specific technical descriptive language that inhibits the ability to find solutions.

Social and Problem Solving Styles and How They Affect Team Performance

When we assemble teams, we too often consider only technical expertise and availability. People relate to others in different ways and solve problems in different ways. These aspects of behavior preference are very hard wired and need to be understood to enable positive relationships and understanding in group situations. Even when social styles may be similar, problem solving styles may be quite different and the conclusion that everyday positive relationships automatically translate into effective team problem solving may be unfounded. This presentation will overview the aspects of social style preferences (extrovert/introvert; sensing/intuitive; thinking/feeling; judging/perceiving) and problem solving style (analogic/relational vs. unstructured and unobvious connections; agendas and plans vs. “open endedness”). This workshop offers the option of individual feedback using the 16Types™ and Kirton KAI™ assessment instruments.



18222 Collridge Dr.

Tampa, FL 33647


Business: 813-994-9999

Cell: 813-546-0200

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