Professor Shaw was one of the early and, perhaps, among the last of the great generalists in mechanical engineering, publishing in magazines ranging from Nature to the American Machinist. He was an internationalist, mentoring numerous postdoctoral researchers from Japan, India, and elsewhere at MIT and CMU; indeed, in excess of 20 Japanese researchers he mentored went on to become prominent professors of production engineering in Japan and pioneered the development of the field there. However, he graduated his first Japanese and Indian Ph.D. students only in 1981 at ASU, a fact not commonly known. Mary Jane, his wife of over 60 years, played an equally strong role in mentoring the students and visitors, and in editing and polishing up his manuscripts at record speeds. The Shaw family was wonderfully hospitable and kind. While at ASU, they would always invite the students to their home in Tempe and their summer home in Flagstaff, and later Prescott. They were among a small group that hosted international scholars at MIT, a fact that both Mary Jane and Professor Shaw were very proud of.