UL president and CEO Keith Williams has stepped down after 15 years in the post.
Retiring Williams has been replaced at the global safety certification company by Jennifer Scanlon.
James Shannon, chair of the UL board of directors, said: “Jenny brings exceptional integrity, experience, talent and technology expertise to UL.
“A Chicago-area native, Jenny also has a global perspective that is certain to benefit UL, having previously led USG’s 8,000 employees around the world.
“Given her dedication to safety and innovation and her demonstrated success in growing a global business, we are confident she is the right leader for UL at this time.”
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