Shishir Desai is a metallurgical engineer from the College of Engineering Pune, with post-graduate studies in quality management. He has been engaged in the field of steel wires for 30 years. He has vast experience in quality assurance of steel wires and TQM. He is presently working as head of the Wire Technology Group, responsible for product development, technology development, and customer service. He also represents Tata Steel-Global Wires on various committees of the Bureau of Indian Standards, the national standardization body of India.