IDAEXPO+ education Session

UL 325/ASTM F2200 – Keeping Up To Date with Safety Requirements for Door and Gate Systems

Tuesday, April 23 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Safety is key to the success of your company, your customers, and our entire industry. If it is not your ‎top concern, it probably should be.  It is the responsibility of industry experts, (manufacturers, ‎designers, installers, technicians), to not only be educated to the most current revision of the UL325 and ‎ASTM F2200 standards but also to ensure the standards are adhered to on each and every ‎installation.  Possessing and implementing this knowledge will result in door and gate system design, ‎installation, and regular maintenance that can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death caused by ‎automated doors and gates.  This seminar will provide the latest and most up-to-date changes that ‎affect everyone, including manufacturers, dealers, and installers.‎

Tom DeSilvia

Chamberlain Group

Tom DeSilvia is the Director of Engineering for the Chamberlain Group.  Tom joined Chamberlain in 2004 and has held several positions in engineering and legal.  Tom currently spends much of his time overseeing regulatory engineering, global standards development, as well as investigating and supporting Chamberlain’s product liability cases. 

Tom has been an active member within DASMA for over 17 years.  He is Chair of the Automated Vehicular Gate Systems Coalition, Vice-Chair of DASMA’s Gate Operator Committee, and serves on IDEA’s Board of Directors as President.  Tom spearheaded the 2016 changes to UL325 that required entrapment protection to be monitored for gate operators and is an active voting member on four industry Standard Technical Panels.  He is also a participant of the IEC TC61 and MT25 committees that drive international standards.


Tom is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Information Privacy Manager, Certified Automatic Gate System Designer, and Professional Scrum Master.  Tom has an MS in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA.

Steve Kuscsik

UL Solutions

Steve Kuscsik is a Principal Engineer at UL Solutions.  He is responsible for working with the industry to help advance safety requirements for garage door and gate operators.  He works with manufacturers, code officials, CPSC, and others to help bring safe and compliant products to the market.  He is also involved with UL 325 training and education for UL staff and industry. He has 30 + years of product safety experience, including 23 years in the door/door industry.  He is the lead technical rep and a voting member on the UL 325 Standards Technical Panel, serves on the IEC TC 61 MT 25 committee for 60335-2-95, -97, and -103, on NFPA70 (NEC) CMP 17, and is an IDEA Certified Automated Gate System Designer.  Steve contributes regularly at DASMA meetings, IDA Expo, AFA FenceTech, and other industry events.