“Mark and Ryan have both done an excellent job learning the different areas of operation. They have also excelled in establishing relationships with their peers and our customer Antero."
Not too long ago Mark LaPorte and Ryan Henry were two college graduates hoping to get jobs in their fields. Today, they are trained safety specialists working with Antero Resources under SMS.
Safety Specialists Mark LaPorte and Ryan Henry graduated with bachelor’s degrees in industrial technology engineering. When Antero had an immediate need for Health, Safety and
Environmental (HSE) technicians, the two stepped up for the job. With little experience, they were assigned two weeks of safety training at the SMS academy, received two hitches of mentorship in the Gulf of Mexico and shadowed senior HSE team members. Fast forward to today, Ryan and Mark are participating in incident investigations, safety meetings, hazard identification and overall HSE leadership on-site for Antero Resources.
“This has been the greatest opportunity I’ve ever had,” says Mark. “Starting out, it was challenging learning a job from scratch, but the mentors helped me become confident to deal with whatever challenges came my way once I was on my own.”
Mark and Ryan work on fracking, coil tubing and drill out sites in the Utica Shale. Regional Manager Joe Moseley has supervised this entire process. “Mark and Ryan have both done an excellent job learning the different areas of operation. They have also excelled in establishing relationships with their peers and our customer Antero. They are both currently staffing locations on their own and providing safety and environmental oversight on location,” says Joe. It seems that Mark’s experience has been positive so far. He says, “There is truly a family that exists between SMS and Antero, and I am excited to have become a part of it.”
SMS’ ultimate goal is to integrate safety into the business culture through consistent compliance with HSE regulations. Learn more about health, safety and environmental consulting services.