- Secretary - 2014
Bill Hessler is a mechanical engineer, inventor, trainer and product designer who has used TRIZ basics and Goldfire throughout his career, spanning four different industrial and medical manufacturing companies. A seasoned innovator & patent holder, Bill has over 20 years of product design experience in power tools, medical devices, military equipment and energy generation. He also has over 16 years of experience using basic TRIZ training and Invention Machine’s innovation software to drive his daily innovation productivity.
In 1997, Bill was one of the original “Train the Trainers” in Invention Machine’s Tech Optimizer software for Ingersoll-Rand and is now considered a power user of Goldfire Innovator software. Bill credits much of this success to applying Goldfire and basic TRIZ principles to his research.
Bill holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Engineering from Binghamton University. Bill is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with a Design for Six Sigma Green Belt as well. He is currently serving as leader of the Membership Committee and also a key member of the Education Committee of the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies, a non-profit organization.