Reid Smith
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Reid Smith


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Job Title

Senior Research Scientist


  • Oversees the company’s analytical lab at the Conover facility, as well as certain aspects of manufacturing, quality control, product development and supply chain/logistics.
  • Instituted and improved laboratory workflow, documentation, sampling traceability, detailed record-keeping and safety initiatives for quality control and R&D programs.


His Pandemic Purchase: He purchased his first home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I have really enjoyed doing home renovation projects in my free time, strategically going through the entire house one room at a time. The process may not always be fun, but the end result is so rewarding.”

Fun Facts

Coffee Connoisseur: Reid says he can’t live without top shelf cold brew or Japanese flash-brewed coffee. “It is my must-have fuel throughout the workday.