Amplify Process Safety, LLC is a leading consulting services company focused on assisting facilities in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119 (OSHA - Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals) and 40 CFR Part 68 (EPA - Risk Management Plan). With decades of experience in onshore Natural Gas E&P, midstream Gas Processing/Treating/ NGL Fractionation, and the Chemical Processing/Manufacturing Industry, Amplify delivers an unrivaled product for clients. Amplify’s consultants are experts in all aspects of Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program regulations including Process Hazard Analysis, Mechanical Integrity, and Management of Change, as well as NFPA requirements related to Combustible Dusts.
Amplify is a proud member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
Co-Founder, Principal Consultant
Robert Bartlett has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry. After receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1993, he spent five years at DuPont working in their Specialty Chemicals division as a project and process engineer.
Seeking to return to his home state of Maine, he accepted a position at Vishay Intertechnology, a major manufacturer of electronic components in Sanford, ME. The following year, Robert moved across the street to take a job at CYRO Industries, a leading manufacturer of acrylic sheet and molding compounds. In these companies, he held various positions in engineering, safety and environmental compliance, and operations.
In 2008, Robert left Corporate America to start a renewable energy company with four partners. Despite the best of intents, the start-up company lost its funding in the Great Recession. This traumatic event was the catalyst for a new consulting business. In the last 10 years, while Robert has helped companies with project management, process engineering, and occupational safety compliance, his main focus has been assisting companies in the improvement of their Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan programs.
Jo Ransom graduated from the University of Texas in 2016, and then worked as a public elementary school teacher for two years. In September of 2018, she joined Wesley’s company, Ampeva, to provide additional support as business grew. She later went on to join the Amplify team upon the merger of both co-founders' previous consulting companies.
She currently manages Amplify’s social media presence and is the manager and producer of our podcast, Amplify Your Process Safety. Additionally, she provides support related to project management, invoicing, business development, and marketing.
Elena Prats, CCPSC
Regional Consulting Manager
Elena Prats has over 15 years of experience in Operations, Process Safety, and Risk Management. After receiving her Chemical Engineering degree, she worked as a Manufacturing and Pilot Plant Manager for a polystyrene plant at Total Petrochemicals in Barcelona. She was responsible for managing daily plant operations, product manufacturing, training, safety and maintenance. In 2009, Elena was transferred to Feluy, Belgium, as a Process Engineer, to provide engineering and technical support to all worldwide Total Polystyrene sites.
In 2012, Elena came to the USA to work for ioMosaic Corporation, and she became the leader and manager of the firm's Process Safety Management group. She supported many companies within the process industry by developing, implementing and maintaining Safety Management Systems. Elena's management, technical background, and leadership skills are focused on ensuring the overall strategic direction and standardization of Health, Safety, and Environmental programs with a focus on process safety, on performing beyond compliance, and on promoting a sound safety culture.
Elena is currently an AIChE- CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC).
Wesley Carter, CCPSC
Co-Founder, Advisor to Amplify
Wesley Carter has more than 11 years of experience in Process Safety and Risk Management in both the oil and gas and chemical industries. He received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Engineering Certificate from Texas A&M University.
After graduation, he started his career working for BP in their North America Gas (NAG) Business Unit as an H&S Advisor, before transitioning into a Facilities/Operations Engineering role. To pursue a career path heavily focused in Process Safety, Wesley took an opportunity with Copano Energy as their Process Safety Manager. Copano Energy was later acquired by Kinder Morgan, and Wesley decided to transition to a privately owned midstream company, Aka Energy, as a Corporate Process Safety Engineer. In his final role before forming Ampeva, Wesley held a position as a Corporate Process Safety Engineer at Arkema, a global leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials.
In 2017, Wesley formed Ampeva, using his experience and passion for process safety to help clients develop or improve their Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan programs. In late 2018, Ampeva merged with Robert's consulting company to become Amplify Process Safety, combining both owners' unique skill sets.
Today Wesley serves as an advisor to the Amplify Team and co-hosts the Amplify Your Process Safety podcast.
Wesley is currently an AIChE- CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC).