John Rekus

Title: Retired Safety Engineer
Company: National Security Agency
Location: Riderwood, Maryland, United States

John Rekus, Retired Senior Safety Engineer at the National Security Agency, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in safety.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Rekus retired in 2014, having been a senior safety engineer with the National Security Agency since 1994. Prior to obtaining this role, he was technology coordinator at Maryland RR Safety and Health from 1984 to 1994, where he was a senior industrial hygienist from 1980 to 1984.

From 1979 to 1980, Mr. Rekus was a consultant with Enviro Control. He previously held a number of positions with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, including chief of the measure and caliber department from 1977 to 1979, regional senior hygienist from 1975 to 1977, and staff industrial hygienist from 1974 to 1975. Earlier in his career, he was a public health specialist with the Baltimore County Health Department from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Rekus decided to pursue this career path because he enjoyed it so much. Initially, he did not know he would be interested in that particular industry until he discovered more about it.

Mr. Rekus began his career as a student at Loyola College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1972. He later continued his studies with Indiana University, earning a Master of Science in 1990. He has been certified as an industrial hygienist and a professional engineer. Mr. Rekus has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in the East. A highlight for Mr. Rekus is his time teaching, and watching his students go on to positions and responsibilities in authority.

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