Randy Ivans is a program/project manager in UL LLC’s wire & cable division. He is responsible for the development, implementation and/or maintenance of various UL programs in the wire & cable area. These programs include evaluating cables for powering over LAN cable applications, high speed audio/video cable performance and patch-cord performance. Prior to his current position, Randy was responsible for the development of safety requirements and specialized programs for the telecommunications and information technology industries that included telephone equipment, communications surge protectors and modular data centers.
Randy is an NFPA member and UL’s primary representative of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, Code Making Panel No. 3 and UL’s alternate representative on Panel 16. Panel 3 is responsible for Wiring Methods and Materials and, among other things, Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits. Panel 16 is responsible for Communications Systems and Optical Fiber Cables. He has served as chairman for various committees of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and was an advisory board member of the Protection Engineers Group (PEG) of ATIS. He is currently a contributing member of TIA TR42, Telecommunications Cabling Systems, and its subcommittees and a participant in the NFPA Research Foundation.
Randy received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science in Technology Management from Polytechnic University. He is also a National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) certified Product Safety Engineer and a Corporate Fellow in UL’s William Henry Merrill Society.