Global Building Fire/Security Inspection Director UL, LLC Chicago Headquarters
Robert James is the Global Inspection Director for UL’s Building, Fire, Life Safety, and Security Industries. In this role, he oversees the global building and security inspection program, which assists owners with building fire/life safety and site security concerns. Robert leads educational seminars, develops internet-based training programs, works with the model fire code committees, and serves as a liaison between the UL fire service research staff and the regulatory community. He is active with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, currently Chairs the NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code and the NFPA 1082 Building Fire and Life Safety Directors committees, and is an alternate member on NFPA 101 Life Safety Code TCC, NFPA 3-4, NFPA 1030, and NFPA 1730. Prior to joining UL, Robert had more than 30 years of inspection experience, including serving as the Fire Marshal for the City of Bloomington, MN.