Victaulic announced the appointment of Dr. Hsiang-Cheng Kung as research director of engineering. In this new role, Dr. Kung will work to advance the level of Victaulic’s research programs in the fire safety market and will represent Victaulic in a global capacity on multiple committees and standards bodies.

Prior to joining Victaulic, Dr. Kung worked as the director of business development, Fire Protection Division at Underwriters Laboratories. He also held several positions during his noteworthy 33-year career at Factory Mutual Research Corp.

Dr. Kung has served on the NFPA 13D/13R Technical Committee on Residential Sprinkler Systems, the NFPA 301 Technical Committee on Merchant Vessels, and the Working Committee for Chinese National Standard on Sprinkler System Design and Installations. In 2003 he was named a Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and received the Arthur B. Guise Medal from the SFPE and the NFPA Bigglestone Award for Communication of Scientific Concepts in Fire Protection.