John Beaumont is the founder and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and the American Injection Molding Institute. In 2015 he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. His earlier industrial credits include positions as Technical Manager for Moldflow’s US operations and Engineering Manager for Ciba Vision Corp. John is also a Professor Emeritus at Penn State University which he joined in 1989 to help develop the Plastics Engineering Technology program. He has a number of industry influencing patents, most notably several related to in-mold rheological control methods known as MeltFlipper®, and Thermaflo™ which encompasses methods for mapping the injection molding characteristics of a polymer. He has authored several books on Injection Molding as well as numerous research papers. John was also the founder and director of the Plastics CAE Center at Penn State University, is a member of the Plastics Pioneers and an SPE Fellow.