UL Responsible Sourcing, a leading global provider of corporate responsibility auditing and ethical sourcing consulting services, today announced that Dennis Cohen has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager. He will have full responsibility for all strategic and operational plans for UL Responsible Sourcing, and will report directly to Sajeev Jesudas, President of UL Verification Services.
Mr. Cohen joins UL Responsible Sourcing from Office Depot, where he has held senior roles for the past 14 years. Most recently, Mr. Cohen spent nine years as Senior Director of Private Brand Operations and Global Sourcing at Office Depot where he directed five departments and was responsible for the strategy development and operational execution of the company’s over $3.5 billion global private brand business. Previously, he held the position of Director of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics at Office Depot.
“We are very excited to have Dennis Cohen join UL’s management team. He brings a proven track record as a strategic leader and a wealth of experience – from corporate social responsibility and sustainability to quality assurance and customer service to sourcing and brand strategy – to his new position,” said Sajeev Jesudas, President of UL Verification Services.
Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Cohen owned and operated several successful small businesses, and held senior positions at Frito-Lay, a $1 billion division of PepsiCo, where he was responsible for strategic and line operations. He earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.S. in marketing and supply chain management from Ohio State University.
About UL Responsible Sourcing
UL Responsible Sourcing is a leading global provider of corporate responsibility auditing and ethical sourcing consulting services, which include monitoring, training, research, and program development. With offices in over 30 countries across five continents, UL Responsible Sourcing has the reach to provide audit services in over 140 countries around the world. UL Responsible Sourcing is part of UL Verification Services, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Additional information about UL Responsible Sourcing may be found at www.strquality.com/Responsible-Sourcing.
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history. Employing more than 6,800 professionals in over 96 countries, UL has five distinct business units—Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services—to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. Additional information about UL may be found at www.UL.com.