Jordan Rotheiser is a practicing plastics engineer and industrial designer with over 30 years of experience in the design of plastic products. Besides Joining of Plastics, he has authored the chapter on plastics design in the Modern Plastics Handbook, the chapter on plastics in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Materials for Product Design, and has had articles published in Plastics Decorating, Plastics Design Forum, Plastics Engineering, and other national and international publications. Mr. Rotheiser holds a B.S. in Engineering and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design, both from the University of Illinois. He worked for General Motors, Abbott Laboratories and Compagnie de l’ Esthetique Industrielle in Paris before forming Rotheiser Design Inc., which specializes in plastic product design. Holder of nine patents, he is an Honored Fellow member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and has served the Society in many functions at the Section, Division and international levels.