Hellman & Associates


Ryan Hellman founded H&A in 1998 and has built it into a full-service EHS consultancy that offers an innovative business model: providing companies with annual partnerships that guarantee regulatory compliance.  

Ryan’s vision is to balance risk management and compliance with internal cost savings, timely service, and common sense. To this end, he has continually expanded and improved H&A to meet the growing and evolving needs of his clients.  Since its inception, Ryan has grown H&A’s consultant base to 20 industry-leading EHS professionals, upgraded the company’s headquarters to a large facility with custom-built onsite training facilities, and achieved recognition as the first and only EHS consulting business in OSHA Region VIII and one of just three safety consultancies in the country to earn Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status from OSHA.

Ryan’s attentiveness to client challenges has led to the development of value-added offerings including increased regulatory compliance coverage beyond just OSHA and the creation of H&A’s proprietary ASSUREDCompliance Software™ that enables companies to easily manage complex, multi-site requirements.

Ryan’s success implementing a new approach to safety that meets the needs of companies of all sizes has earned him respect as an entrepreneur and strategic thinker in safety culture development. He is a published author and active in bringing safety to the forefront in his community. 

Bobby Lewis’s background is in pharmaceutical and medical equipment account management, sales, and product marketing–a field that requires the ability to quickly understand customer needs, connect them with precise solutions, stay current on market requirements, and re-connect when technology emerges that will provide clients with a competitive advantage. During his 12-year tenure in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry, Bobby developed strategic partnerships with key customer clinical opinion leaders and multi-million dollar supplier partners who called on him to help identify strategic opportunities that positioned them for growth.

Prior to joining H&A, Bobby was an Account and Product Marketing Manager for the largest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) product supply company in the United States. He worked alongside physicians, nurses, paramedics, contracting professionals, and standardization committees to identify and implement new product solutions that increased patient survival rates and EMS care.

This spirit of forming partnerships with clients has made Bobby a natural fit at Hellman & Associates. Clients look to him to help them identify how H&A’s risk assessment and outsourced safety management services can help them protect their assets, save money, and become more competitive in the marketplace.

Bobby’s dedication to customer success has helped H&A grow its customer base, but even more importantly, retain our client partners. As a client advocate, Bobby works closely with his EHS counterparts on the H&A Leadership Team to provide ongoing value and responsive service that result in lasting partnerships.

Craig Snyder brings more than thirty years of experience as an EHS professional to the Hellman & Associates leadership team and has developed and delivered programs that improve EHS culture from the plant manager’s office to the plant floor. Prior to joining H&A, he worked as a senior corporate EHS manager, overseeing multiple facilities for a large food and beverage firm with expansive manufacturing, storage, and distribution operations across the U.S. While there, he was instrumental in the development, implementation, and maintenance of EHS compliance and best management programs, including OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Previously, Craig gained substantial EHS expertise in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry working for a large medical device manufacturing facility. He has also worked as an environmental engineer for a national consulting firm specializing in bio-remediation of historic and large fuel contaminated sites. Craig started his EHS career in the US Air Force as a Bioenvironmental Engineer, leading and supporting EHS programs at a large logistics base in California.

Craig applies his knowledge and experience in the disciplines of facility and corporate safety management, EHS management system implementation, injury prevention and case management, contractor pre-qualification and safety oversight, industrial hygiene, and OSHA and EPA program compliance to support H&A’s clients and field consultants.

Craig was a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Biology and holds and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.