Day 6 Cordell Reed – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Cordell Reed born in 1938 was in charge of nuclear licensing and environmental activities for Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago.  Reed started with the company in 1960, starting as an engineer assigned to the design, construction, and operation of coal-fired generating stations.

In 1967 he transferred to their Nuclear division, his task was developing more efficient and productive power plants.  The work he did during that time lead him to a promotion in 1975 as he was appointed manager of the nuclear engineering department, where he headed a group of 75 engineers who were responsible for the engineering design of all nuclear projects.

During Reeds work Commonwealth became the Nations’ leading nuclear utility;  Reed is a native of Chicago, and holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of Illinois.

Here is my salute to Mr. Reed for leading the way in the improvements, and literally writing the book on Nuclear Policy.


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