Our Team

Steve Maher

Steve Maher, CSP PE

Principal Engineer

Steve Maher, CSP PE graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Carnegie Mellon with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 35 years experience in the PSM / RMP field. He is currently licensed in the State of California as a Mechanical Engineer and in the State of Pennsylvania as a Chemical Engineer.

Steve has focused his career in heavy industry, mostly oil, gas, and refining and specializes in HAZOP/LOPA facilitation. He is also certified for a number of oil and gas corporations specifically for their HAZOP/LOPA methodologies. He has been an active participant in the Global Congress for Process Safety Conferences for years. He regularly presents at a number of other National Conferences, as well as local engagements, and is a regular presenter for Risk Management Professionals’ webinar series.

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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith, PE

Senior Engineer I

Stephanie Smith, PE graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and the University of Southern California with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Stephanie has over 12 years engineering consulting experience; 7 years in environmental remediation and 5 years in process safety consulting. She is currently licensed in the State of California as a Civil Engineer and is also HAZWOPER certified.

She has focused her career growth in the ammonia refrigeration, cogeneration, and municipal industries. Ms. Smith is an active member of RETA and IIAR. She has also served on the RETA Los Angeles Chapter Board since 2015 and is currently involved in the IIAR National Marketing Committee. As part of per duties on the IIAR National Marketing Committee, she leads the subcommittee for the State of the Industry Report, first published in 2018.

She has presented at a number of National Conferences, as well as local engagements, and is a regular presenter for Risk Management Professionals’ webinar series.

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Alexander Metulev

Aleksandar Metulev

Senior Engineer I

Aleksandar (Aleks) Metulev graduated from the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. During his education he developed an innovative method to study the rheological properties of a fluid moving through a medical syringe needle.

Since joining Risk Management Professionals in 2014, Aleks has been immersed in multiple aspects of Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs and has focused his career in the heavy chemical industries. He is LOPA certified for Phillips 66, and is a qualified facilitator for Andeavor, Valero, and Western Refining.

Aleks has experience in diverse product lines, utilizing high-end qualitative and/or quantitative risk analysis techniques. He has presented several Risk Management Professionals webinar topics, and is involved with AIChE.

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Ryan Bray

Ryan Bray

Technical Consultant

Ryan Bray has joined Risk Management Professionals in 2010. He began in industrial / environmental health and safety assisting in technical workshops, marketing activities, and various types of safety plans. Since 2013, Ryan has been a Technical Consultant immersed in multiple aspects of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) as well as emergency preparedness planning.

His exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills provide a high level of support for all projects to ensure project completion, regulatory compliance, and client satisfaction. Mr. Bray’s extensive HMP experience has focused on Local Emergency Planning, Hazard and Risk Assessment, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Grant Writing and Applications, Urban Water Management Planning, and Debris Management Planning.

Ryan holds an ISO-100 certification and is a regular contributor to the Risk Management Professionals webinar outreach, as well as the key manage for many of our marketing initiatives, such as workshops, conferences, and local events.

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