With interests ranging from mechanical engineering to quantum physics and film, Mr. Houkal is the proud owner of over twenty patents and a member of the National Academy of Inventors.
TEMPE, AZ, February 12, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jeff Houkal has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Well regarded for his success as an entrepreneur, Mr. Houkal is the founder and owner of Xymetric, a company on a mission to create meaningful and innovative products for a changing world. Among those noteworthy products is Invincibowl, a line of shatterproof bong bowls and downstems designed to vastly improve customers' cannabis smoking experience. Adjacent to Mr. Houkal's work with Xymetric and Invincibowl, he serves as mechanical engineer at Arizona State University's Center for Applied Structural Discovery, which focuses on probing into the atomic scale with high-powered x-rays.
The inspiration for Invincibowl was Mr. Houkal's wife, Gloria, a cannabis user who found herself frustrated with the fragility and poor quality of bong bowls and other smoking implements. A natural problem solver, Mr. Houkal set out to create a solution utilizing his expertise in mechanical engineering and his passion for taking on new projects. Since then, Invincibowl has grown into a successful company, with Mr. Houkal overseeing the development of new prototypes and products, operations management, wholesaler relationships, and website development.
With interests ranging from mechanical engineering to quantum physics and film, Mr. Houkal is the proud owner of over twenty patents and a member of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also an actor, writer and director in the film industry, having served as a producer for Violet State Productions LLC since 2015. In fact, Mr. Houkal has starred on several network shows including Lethal Weapon and General Hospital, and was honored with Riverside Film Festival's Best Actor Award.
Mr. Houkal holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and child.
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