Chris Soranno

Chris Soranno

Safety Standards & Competence Manager - SICK, Inc.

Chris Soranno is a Functional Safety Expert in Machinery Safety (TÜV Rheinland) and has been dedicated to industrial safety his entire career. During this time, he has worked for manufacturers, distributors or integrators of safety components and systems. Chris has experience working with both equipment supplier and users in diverse global applications. 

Chris is an active member of numerous domestic standards committees, including industrial robot standards RIA R15.06 and UL 1740; SPI B151 standards for the plastics industry; and ASSE Z244 for control of hazardous energy. Chris is a member of many B11 subcommittees, including B11.0 (general requirements and risk assessment), B11.19 (performance criteria for safeguards), and B11.25 (large machines). He was co-chair of the last revision to B11.3 (press brakes) and chairman of the recently completed revision to B11.20 (integrated manufacturing systems). Internationally, he is also a voting member of ISO/TC 199 for safety of machinery and ISO/TC 39 for metal forming machines.