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.
Process Safety Consultant
John Doan has over 7 years of experience in both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. In 2014, John received a degree from Kansas State University in Chemical Engineering, but started his career as a Process Engineering intern for a crude oil refinery prior to graduating. After graduation, John moved to the Permian Basin to work in West Texas as a facility engineer for ConocoPhillips supporting crude production facilities and an acid gas injection plant.
In 2017, John returned to Kansas as a Process Safety Engineer for CHS Inc’s McPherson Refinery. He supported the crude oil refinery with developing, maintaining, and refining various RMP/PSM elements for both day-to-day compliance and long-term sustainability.
John is excited to be a part of a fun, dynamic, and high functioning team at Amplify and hopes to bring his energy and desire to promote process safety.
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).
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.