November 10, 2023
NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS – November 10, 2023 — UL Solutions Inc., a global leader in applied safety science, today announced the appointment of two additional members to its board of directors, Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of professional services firm Asplan Viak AS, and George A. Williams, president and CEO of PMI Energy Solutions, increasing the number of directors to 13.
The appointments, effective Nov. 10, deepen the board’s technical and industry expertise and strengthen its corporate leadership capacity. Both new members also serve on the board of trustees of UL Research Institutes, the nonprofit safety science research organization within the UL enterprise
“I am delighted to welcome our newest members to the UL Solutions board of directors,” said James M. Shannon, UL Solutions board chairman. “Their significant industry experience, profound technical knowledge and proven leadership records make them both valued additions to the UL Solutions board as we accelerate our shared mission of working for a safer world.”
“I look forward to working with both our new board members during this important time for UL Solutions as we continue our mission of working for a safer world,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and chief executive officer, UL Solutions. “Their deep technical and industry expertise will strengthen our ambition to be our customers’ most trusted safety, security and sustainability partner.”
Tørstad brings deep scientific and technical knowledge to the board, in addition to her extensive leadership experience. She has served as the CEO of Asplan Viak AS, a professional services firm in the architecture, property development and public infrastructure sectors, since 2019, and has been a member of the board of trustees of UL Research Institutes since 2020. She joined Asplan Viak from DNV Group, a classification society and consulting organization, where she served in various senior leadership positions, including CEO of DNV GL Digital Solutions and CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas. Tørstad is also a member of the board of directors of Aker Solutions ASA and the deputy chair of the governing board of Peace Research Institutes Oslo.
George A. Williams
Williams has extensive experience in the energy and utility industries, including extended tenures in corporate leadership roles. He has served as president and CEO of PMI Energy Solutions, LLC, an electrical construction, maintenance and technical services contracting company, since 2011 and has been a member of the board of trustees of UL Research Institutes since 2008. He currently chairs the UL Research Institutes board of trustees’ Governance and Compensation Committee. Prior to joining PMI Energy, Williams served as chief operating officer of El Paso Electric Company, a public utility company, senior vice president of operations for Commonwealth Edison Company, an energy provider, and site vice president for Entergy Nuclear South, a nuclear plant, as well as various other leadership roles. Williams is also a member of the board of directors of The Will Group.
About UL Solutions
A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future.
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