2017 Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Safety

2017 Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Safety

September 18, 2017

Award Recipient(s) 

Ari Harding


Ari Harding, FLEXLAB® Operations Manager, has received a Director's Award from Berkeley Lab for his outstanding achievement and leadership in promoting a safety culture as the Energy Technology Area's Electrical Safety Officer and Chairman of the Lab's Electrical Safety Committee.
The Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals.
Harding was nominated by a peer group and the award was made by a Lab-wide Director's Awards Committee.
When asked what it means to him to receive the award, Harding said, "Working with the diverse staff in ETA on engineering safe solutions to difficult research problems has added dimension and depth to my work that I thoroughly enjoy, and I particularly appreciate the opportunity to learn about the work and challenges of other research areas. Finding the safe way to solve a particular problem is not always the easiest or fastest effort, but when it gets difficult I do find it helpful to take a step back and acknowledge the Lab's commitment to safety and the fundamental goal of everyone going home safe every day."

Portrait of Ari Harding