UL Restructures into Five Operating Units
Jan 6, 2009
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Underwriters Laboratories announced a new global structure designed to further enable growth and the advancement of its public safety message worldwide. UL has aligned the organization into five operating units reporting directly to UL CEO Keith Williams.

The five operating units are: Product Safety, UL University, Environmental Services, Life and Health Sciences, and Verification Services.

Product Safety: Charlie Abounader is named president, UL Product Safety Business. The division encompasses UL's traditional testing and certification business.

UL University (ULU): Patrick Boyle is named president, UL University. ULU offers education, training, and technical expertise on the entire spectrum of product safety.

UL Environment: Steve Wenc is named president, UL Environment Services Business. The Environmental Business will have its home base in Europe and will provide environmental claims validation and certification to help guide industries, government, and consumers with sustainability and environmental product-related decisions.

Life and Health Sciences (L&HS): UL's L&HS business comprises UL's existing medical, water, and food business units.

Verification Services: Sajeev Jesudas is named president, Verification Services Business and will lead the new business to further serve UL's customers by providing performance testing, inspection, and auditing on a global basis. The new operating unit will be headquartered in Asia.

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