Vishu H. Shah is a consummate Plastics Professional with over forty years of hands-on experience and robust Plastics Engineering educational background. His extensive practical experience in plastics Industry includes positions as president and co-founder of Performance Engineered Products – a custom injection molder, Senior Plastics Engineer for Rain Bird Corporation, and Nibco Inc. His areas of expertise include product design, processing, automation, materials, rapid prototyping, tooling, failure analysis, and testing. He is the author of Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis and has taught various plastics-related subjects throughout his career. He is a senior member, past president of So. Cal. SPE section, SPE Honored Service Member, and a board member of SPI Western Moldmakers Division. Vishu is a graduate of UMass Lowell, where he received a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Plastics Engineering.