Vasilios Soupos is an Engineering Leader at Underwriters Laboratories (UL LLC) in Northbrook, IL.
His professional success is partly due to his time at Wright College. Before transferring to Illinois Tech, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering, Vasilios completed his associate degree at Wright College, graduating in 1999. He later spent seven years at Wright as an adjunct professor in the Physical Sciences Department.
“Wright College proved to be the foundation for my career in engineering,” said the Glenview resident and father of three. “My interest in and knowledge of chemical engineering really took shape and blossomed there, and the support I received from faculty and staff was tremendous.”
Currently, Vasilios leads and supports the Water Systems team at UL. His group is responsible for the evaluation and certification of drinking water treatment chemicals and components. Vasilios started at UL in 2006 as a Project Engineer. Prior to his employment at UL, Vasilios was with the Gas Technology Institute (formerly Institute of Gas Technology) from 2000-2006. His primary focus there was conducting research, development and deployment of new technologies relating to natural gas combustion in residential and commercial gas-fired equipment.
One of Vasilios’ interests is energy conservation and sustainability. He is the Chairperson of the ASTM F26 Committee on Food Service Equipment. The F26 Committee has jurisdiction over 85 approved standards published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. This Committee works closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency towards the development of test methods and energy levels for the EPA’s Energy Star Program.
He is currently working towards an Executive MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.