Sebastian Shaw, the CEO and principal shareholder of Shaw Industries, was responsible for much of the technology used in the designs of the Sentinel technology. When he discovered he was a mutant, he shut the program down-but by then, it was too late. The technology was already available and the hunt for mutants was on.
At this time, Magneto
rose to prominence. Shaw joined Magneto
in his quest to end humankind's mutant oppression and helped to sabotage many of the Sentinels due to his knowledge of the technology.
's triumph over humankind, he placed Shaw in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. and retooled the Sentinel program to protect mutants. Shaw is currently the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and seems more dedicated than ever to preventing a recent human uprising-led by his human predecessor, Nick Fury-from becoming more widespread.