Robert Ford
Robert FordPresident

Bob founded and is currently the president of Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS). He is a Mechanical Engineering with over 32 years in the explosives industry. SMS is an engineering firm that specializes in performing explosives characterization testing and applying risk management methodology to a wide variety of energetic and hazardous material processes. SMS is also approved by the US Department of Transportation to conduct and witness testing to determine appropriate shipping classifications for explosive substances and articles. Bob serves on the SAAMI delegation to the United Nations Transportation and Dangerous Goods Subcommittee and the Explosives Working Group.
Gary Dodds
Gary DoddsVice President

Gary Dodds is a Chemical Engineer, Safety Professional, and the Vice President of SMS with expertise in Hazards Analysis, Incident Investigation, Regulatory Compliance, and Explosives Safety for over 30 years. He has specific expertise in the technical safety aspects of explosives manufacturing, handling, transportation, and storage including solid rocket motor manufacturing and testing, propellant manufacturing, munitions manufacturing and demilitarization, commercial explosives manufacturing as well as specialty chemical and oil and gas manufacturing. In addition he has specific expertise in OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulation and DoD, DOE, and US Military explosives safety compliance. Gary has overall responsibility for SMS projects and to ensure technical accuracy, quality of deliverables, and customer satisfaction.
Kirt Sasser, PE
Kirt Sasser, PEDirector of Engineering & Testing

Mr. Sasser is an experienced executive engineer for Safety Management Services, Inc. with 18 plus years’ in engineering, energetics testing, and process safety in a variety of industries. He currently serves as the Director of Engineering & Testing for SMS as an authorized test and witnessing agent for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the area of explosive classification. In this role, he has performed characterization testing on energetic and pyrotechnic materials and articles in support of DOT (shipping), storage, and in-process classification purposes. Recently, Mr. Sasser has conducted R&D efforts with regards to fireworks projects funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (PHMSA) including dissection/disassembly and testing of fireworks. He has also directed efforts for classification of potentially damaged fireworks as a result of an accident investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Mr. Sasser has performed a number of facility siting analyses for explosive and pyrotechnic manufacturing and storage facilities throughout the world. Additionally, Mr. Sasser has extensive experience in process safety, performing PHAs and ensuring regulatory compliance for propellant and pyrotechnic manufacturing processes utilizing FMEA, HAZOP, and other risk assessment techniques to identify hazardous conditions.
Scott Genta
Scott GentaDirector of Southwest Operations

Scott Genta is a partner with Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS). He has a degree in Chemical Engineering with over 20 years in the hazardous materials and explosives industries.
Jason Howe, PE, CSP
Jason Howe, PE, CSPPrincipal Engineer

Mr. Howe is the director of the Hazards Analysis group with a background in propellant combustion. He has applied engineering and risk management protocols while evaluating the risk associated with propellant, explosives, and chemical manufacturing processes. His experience includes supporting the aerospace, air bag, and chemical industries. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University. He is also a Professional Engineer and Certified Safety Professional.
Areas of specialization include:

  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Assessment of Energetic Material Processing
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Safety Evaluations of Explosive and Propellant Processes Utilizing Various Hazards Analysis Methodologies
  • Facility Siting & In-Process Classification for Propellant Manufacturing
  • Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • Industrial Safety Compliance and Requirements
Troy Gardner, PE, CSP
Troy Gardner, PE, CSPTesting & Classification Manager

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Clint Guymon, PhD, PE
Clint Guymon, PhD, PEDirector of Research & Development

Clint has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and a professional engineering (PE) license. Previous to employment for the last 10 years at SMS, he worked at Intel (Fab 12) in Chandler Arizona as a process engineer. He currently works as the Director of Research and Development and as such developed GoDetect, the Integrated Violence Model, the SRC method, and other engineering solutions for quantifying energetic reactions and statistically comparing their outcomes. He is active in the Explosives Testing Users Group and also supports the core activities of SMS: risk assessment, testing (DOT and in-process), and test equipment.
Jared Teter, PhD
Jared Teter, PhDSenior Staff Scientist

Dr. Teter is a full-time employee of Safety Management Services, Inc. in the West Jordan, UT office with a background in physics and hazards analysis. As a hazards analyst, he has assisted many clients in applying engineering and risk management protocols to all types of energetic processes. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Physics, University of Utah, M.S., Physics, Purdue University, and B.S., Applied Physics, Brigham Young University.
Areas of specialization include:

  • General Explosives Process Design
  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Assessment of Energetic Material Processing
  • Management of Safety Programs for Energetic Material and Large Rocket Motor Processing
  • Process Design and Technical Safety Support for Propellant Manufacturing Processes
  • Process Design and Technical Safety Support for Large/Small Solid Rocket Motor Manufacturing, Handling, and Testing
  • Sensitivity Testing of Energetic Materials and Ingredients
William Post
William PostChemical Engineer | Explosives Safety

William Post is a Hazards Analyst and Explosives Safety Specialist with Safety Management Services Inc. (SMS). William is a Chemical Engineer with experience in explosives safety, safety engineering, Process Safety Management (PSM), process engineering, process and equipment design, manufacturing, explosives waste disposal, demilitarization and decommissioning, decontamination, demolition (D3) operations, propellant chemistry, water chemistry, high volume chemical processing, lab scale processing and transitioning of products and energetic materials from R&D to production, continuous improvement efforts, and lean manufacturing practices. William has provided explosive safety support for design, construction and start-up of full scale plants to manufacture single base propellants and PETN. William has led teams to develop and implement OSHA 1910.119 compliant PSM programs for multiple energetic materials manufacturers. He has performed Explosives Safety Reviews and Process Hazards Analysis of many types of processes and equipment related to Energetic Materials Manufacturing. He has participated as the lead or as a key member on multiple pre-startup safety reviews from small scale processes to full manufacturing plants. William has over 20 years of experience in the Hazardous Materials and Explosives industry and he is also experienced in emergency response and HAZWOPER.
Jaye Lynn Boyack
Jaye Lynn BoyackSafety Engineer

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E. Ryan Dittmar
E. Ryan DittmarHazards Analyst

Ryan Dittmar is a mechanical engineer with 15+ years of experience in product design and production with an emphasis in equipment and process design. Ryan works full-time with Safety Management Services, Inc. at the West Jordan, Utah offices and also supports the Chandler, AZ office. His experience with energetics material, equipment, handling and processing, testing, and safety regulations make him a valuable asset to various projects within the energetics and safety community. Areas of specialization include:

    • Explosives Processing and Testing Equipment Design
    • Explosives Processing
    • Project Management / Development
    • Explosives Testing and Analysis (sensitivity, reactivity, DOT, UN, etc.)
    • Safety Management / Site HS&E
    • Safety Officer and Technical Support for Energetics and Propellant Manufacturing
    • Hazards Analysis and Risk Assessment
    • Conducting Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and Process Safety Management (PSM) Training, including DOD 4145.26M and other Government and Military Regulations
    • Facility Siting
    • Test Equipment Standardization and Procedures (Explosives Testing Users Group)
Greg Dohm
Greg DohmProcess Safety Engineer

Mr. Dohm’s 16 years of experience in the aerospace industry has provided him an intimate knowledge of manufacturing, testing and storage functions as applied to propellants, explosives and pyrotechnics (PEP). His strengths include applying technical engineering and safety expertise to real world situations that are frequently unique in order to control risk and achieve results. His experience comprises both supervisory and technical roles in a variety of industries such as PEP manufacturing and processing environmental remediation, demilitarization and testing.
Jason Ford
Jason FordTest Equipment Specialist

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Jordan Dzubak, CSP
Jordan Dzubak, CSPEngineer

Jordan is a chemical engineer with experience in preparing facility site plans, performing air dispersion modeling, completing process hazards analyses, and working with clients to aid in employee safety and regulatory compliance. His industries of expertise include energetics, liquefied natural gas, polymers, and composites.
Rustyn Christensen
Rustyn ChristensenEngineer

Rusty is a manufacturing engineer with experience in product design and fabrication. He is directly involved in the manufacturing and assembly of SMS test equipment, including custom equipment from concept to production. Rusty also supports the testing group in performing characterization testing on energetic and pyrotechnic materials.
Derek Holmstead
Derek HolmsteadEngineer

Derek is a chemical engineer and a member of the hazards analysis group. His experience includes performing hazards analyses, facility siting, BlastX overpressure calculations, and lightning protection analyses. He graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University.