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Bruce E. Johnson - Bruce is currently a Regulatory Services Regional Manager in UL’s Codes and Regulatory Services Department and is responsible for UL’s US regulatory operations.  Prior to March 2019, he held the position of Senior Regulator Engineer, a position he held since joining UL in April 2015.

He serves on several ICC and NFPA model code development committees, including the IFC Code Development Committee, NFPA 1 Fire Code Technical Committees; NFPA 101/5000 Fundamentals and Fire Protection Features Technical Committees.  Bruce preciously served on the ICC Building Code Action Committee (2017-2019)

Prior to joining UL, Bruce served  thirty plus years in the fire, emergency services and life safety arena beginning as a volunteer firefighter on Long Island, NY.  Most recently, he worked for the International Code Council (ICC) as  Vice President, Government Relations Department focusing on Fire Service Activities.

He is a past president of the NY State Fire Marshals Association and served on the NY State technical building code committee when the state transitioned to the model I-Codes in 2001.

Bruce earned a Bachelor degree in Fire Service Administration from Empire state College; Bachelor degree in Accounting from Dowling College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Marc Rivard, PE, SE,  WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

Marc is a licensed Structural and Professional Engineer in California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass Amherst. Marc is the WoodWorks Regional Director for New England. He works directly with developers and design teams, providing education and free technical support related to the design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings. A licensed Structural and Professional Engineer, he has knowledge to assist with all aspects of wood building design, including allowable heights and areas and construction types, structural detailing of wood and hybrid systems, fire resistance, acoustics, and alternate means of code compliance.