Nicholas is a technical leader and commercial leader for functional safety within UL. At UL, Nick has supported the founding of UL 4600, the acquisition of kVA. Nick is also a participating member in the SAE working groups for ISO 26262 and SOTIF among other standards. Nick has supported technical audits to various functional safety and autonomy standards and understands the technical nuance of working directly with OEMs and suppliers. Nick has a background in software and electronic testing and development, bringing over 16 years of experience and graduate education to UL. Prior to joining UL, Nick was a Functional Safety Manager at CNH Industrial. While at CNH Nick lead homologation, functional safety, and autonomous vehicle safety for heavy and commercial vehicles. Nick also supported the deployment for the cybersecurity program within CNH. Prior to CNH Industrial, Nick help various roles at Philips including software development, testing, medical device regulatory approvals, verification and approbation of energy management systems to name a few. Nicholas holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is pursuing his MBA with concentration in International business. He is currently in the Chicagoland area and is based out of UL’s headquarters in Northbrook IL.