Randy Ivans is a program / project manager in the wire and cable area. He is part of a team responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of various UL programs including the high-speed cable performance verification program, performance verification of communication cable assemblies (patch cords) and the certification of active optical cable assemblies. He is currently heading up a project studying the heating effects of powering over LAN cable (e.g. PoE) on cables and cable bundles. Prior to his joining the wire and cable division, Randy spent most of his 39 year UL career in the high tech and telecommunications area where he was responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of various UL standards and certification programs including UL1863 for communications circuit accessories and UL’s NEBS Mark program.
Randy is a member of the National Electrical Code, (NFPA 70), Code Making Panel No. 16 that is responsible for Chapter 8 covering the installation and use requirements for communications cable and equipment. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science in Technology Management from Polytechnic University and is an iNARTE certified Product Safety Engineer.