November 2, 2021
UL is excited to welcome two seasoned regulatory professionals to our ranks. Michael Hofkin and Steven Jones feature decades of experience working in the built environment, across building, electrical to sustainability issues. Their leadership will advance our ability to support customers and municipalities in offering a more safe and secure built environment.
Michal Hofkin joined UL as a lead regulatory engineer in the Codes and Regulatory Services department in May 2021. Hofkin is responsible for leading UL’s regulatory efforts in the northeast United States, serving the eastern section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and other regulatory entities. He will provide code expertise and standards-related guidance to regulatory authorities, manufacturers, designers and contractors. Hofkin will also lead and actively participate in model code development efforts and support code-based advisory services solutions for UL’s customers and municipalities.
Prior to joining UL, Hofkin enjoyed a 23-year career as an electrical inspector in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, serving as the regional manager for a large, multistate inspection agency for the last ten years. He is a certified electrical inspector and plans examiner. Hofkin has been an instructor of electrical code and trade courses for 33 years. His work with the IAEI led to his current positions as secretary of the Benjamin Franklin Chapter and chairman of the board at the international level. Hofkin is very active in the code development process, writes public inputs and comments, has served on a code-making panel, is a former member of several UL Standards Technical Panels and is a member of the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC).
In July 2021, Steven Jones joined UL as the Built Environment lead regulatory engineer in UL’s Codes and Regulatory Services department. In this capacity, Jones is responsible for leading UL's regulatory efforts in the southwestern United States, serving the needs of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Code Council (ICC) and other regulatory entities. He will provide code expertise and standards-related guidance to regulatory authorities, manufacturers, designers and contractors. Jones will also lead and actively participate in model code development efforts and support code-based advisory service solutions for UL’s customers and municipalities.
Before joining UL, Jones worked for 21 years in Oceanside as the city’s assistant building official, senior building inspector and plan checker. He is a certified electrical and mechanical code specialist, plumbing inspector, plans examiner and building official and holds 16 other ICC certifications. Jones is an accredited LEED Green Associate, demonstrating knowledge of green building practices and standards related to building design, construction, usage and maintenance. Jones is also a 20-plus-year member of IAEI, serving at the division, chapter and section levels and was the 2016 international president. Since 2015, Jones has served as the chairman of the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC).