About the Author
Shahin Moinian, P.E., is the president of ICC Evaluation Service, a non-profit, limited-liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. He joined ICC-ES as the executive director, ICC-ES certification programs in August 2010. He oversees all product evaluation/certification activities within ICC-ES. The current ICC-ES programs include building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, swimming pool and spas, private sewage disposals, and other related products. Moinian started his career as a project engineer at a spa manufacturing company designing products and components. He thereafter joined a listing agency as an assistant director and eventually the director of research. Moinian then moved to Ohio and worked as the director of codes and standards for Moen Incorporated. He returned to California after five years and worked in a listing agency as the head of the subsidiary. He oversaw the global certification activities, which included business planning and execution, certification activities, sales and marketing activities, management registration program, standards department and the laboratory recognition program. He has also taught mechanical engineering courses as an adjunct professor at California State University. Moinian is a licensed mechanical engineer (California and Ohio) with a Master of Engineering in mechanical engineering from Cal-Poly, Pomona.