About Us

About UL

UL helps create a better world by applying science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. We empower trust by enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. All of our work, from independent research and standards development, to testing and certification, to providing analytical and digital solutions, helps improve global well-being. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions.

About Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.

We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of our affiliate, UL LLC, which also advances our shared mission through its testing, inspection, audit, certification, verification, advisory, training, analytical and digital application services. To learn more about our business solutions, visit UL.com.


Science for a Safer World

Underwriters Laboratories research is independently conducted with the highest levels of technical rigor and is actively sought out by and accepted in the scientific world. Our efforts in standards development and active role in the global standards community help elevate minimum thresholds for safety worldwide. Safety and STEM education programs empower healthier and safer choices while inspiring the next generation of science leaders. Community and public outreach initiatives disseminate science-driven insights broadly to drive awareness of key safety threats and adoption of safer behaviors.

We leverage our combined capabilities and scientific expertise to collaborate with stakeholders around the world in driving positive change.

Leadership Team

Management of Underwriters Laboratories is led by its President in conjunction with the leaders of its focus area groups and core support function leads.

Terrence R. Brady
President, Underwriters Laboratories

Leading operations, strategy and growth for Underwriters Laboratories

Marilyn Black
Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor

Advancing research and identification of chemical safety risks along with collaborative solutions

Tom Chapin
Vice President, Research

Overseeing Underwriters Laboratories research to assure quality and drive achievement of objectives

Cara Gizzi
Vice President, Education and Outreach

Leads the development of safety and sustainability educational solutions to inspire behavior change

Judy Jeevarajan
Research Director, Electrochemical Safety

Utilizing scientific research to mitigate safety risks of battery technologies and collaboratively develop data-driven solutions

Steve Kerber
Vice President, Research

Advancing fire safety science with the fire service, fire investigators and other fire safety professionals

Phil Piqueira
Vice President, Global Standards

Overseeing development and maintenance of science-based standards solutions that help ensure and enhance public safety

Zoe Susice
Director, Strategy and Marketing

Developing and operationalizing strategic tools, platforms and communications to enable stakeholder engagement

David Wroth
Director, Data Science

Using data science to help solve difficult safety, security and sustainability issues and to anticipate the next generation of challenges