About the Author: Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer has worked in plastics machinery since 1976.

Rick Shaffer has worked in plastics machinery since 1976. He served as v.p. and general manager at Demag for 20 years before he joined Netstal Machinery as president in 2002. An expert in thin-wall and high-speed injection molding, Shaffer started his own consulting company, InterTech Rx, LLC, in 2010. He is also North American business-development manager for automation specialist Waldorf Technik, based in Engen, Germany. Contact: (978) 840-3442; email: rshaffer@waldorf-technik.com; website: waldorf-technik.com.