Vishu H. Shah is a consummate Plastics Professional with over forty years of hands-on experience. His extensive practical experience in the 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 expertise includes product design, processing, automation, materials, rapid prototyping, tooling, failure analysis, and testing. Vishu has authored 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 UMass Lowell graduate, where he received a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Plastics Engineering.