John Reid

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Appointed in August 2020 as Chief Executive Officer of NMIS, John is tasked with leading the growth and development of the world-leading group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland. 

With a career spanning over thirty years in the manufacturing sector, John joined the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd. in 1988 after graduating with a MEng, Masters, in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. From there, he held a number of roles before taking up the position of General Manager in January 2010 overseeing a major transformation of the Dundee site bringing significant investment resulting in the construction of a 20,000m2 warehouse employing over 850 people. 

In 2019, he successfully led the creation of the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) in Dundee as CEO, which focused on sustainable transport and low-carbon energy. John was also one of the original members of the independent advisory body, the Fair Work Convention, and is currently a member of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board and a Director of the Centre for Engineering Education and Development.