Reid, the author of hundreds of scientific articles, worked as a recruiter and trainer for new Progenitor agents. He granted initial interviews to students and, if they passed a stringent vetting process, enrolled them at his university in Richmond, Virginia for education in the ways of the Technocracy.
Reid possessed extreme views, considering the extermination of the Jews by Hitler "a roaring success", and hating the Traditions with a passion. He particularly despised the Virtual Adepts whom he labelled traitors. Ruthless in his training methods to ensure his students remained loyal Technocrats, Reid was known to create "backup" clones with which to replace rebellious students.