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BSC teammate elected president of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Congratulations to Chris Reid, PhD and Associate Technical Fellow in Environment, Health and Safety, for becoming president-elect of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

The HFES is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the science of human factors and ergonomics. It has 3,000 members in 43 countries, who are leaders in educational institutions, companies, government and military research centers, and independent consultancies.

Reid has a wealth of experience and is committed to advancing the work of the Society by promoting the discovery of new tools and systems, jobs, consumer products and more, for safe, efficient and comfortable human use.

Reid considers his election an honor, and an opportunity to raise awareness of HFES’ innovative and intellectual contributions to the industry. One of his goals during his tenure is to increase membership growth through increased value, diversity, equity, inclusion, and strategic alliances.

“I’ve grown up as a member of HFES since graduate school. It has been there to support me through my career. I’m humbled to have the privilege to now guide it into a more valuable future for impacting the world.”

In addition to this accomplishment, earlier this year Reid was named 2020 Black Engineer of the Year for Outstanding Technical Contribution in Industry. He was also instrumental in developing and implementing Exovests at BSC, and is currently leading that effort across the enterprise.