Ryan Paquet
Vice President

As Vice President of Hazmat Safety Consulting, Ryan provides our clients with extensive experience and perspective he has gained in his 20+ years of experience related to hazardous materials transportation safety.

For 10 years, Ryan was the Director of Approvals and Permits Division for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in the US Department of Transportation. In this role, he led the critical function of processing special permit and approval applications in coordination with other domestic government agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations.  He has led action and government response to the worldwide recall, national disasters, and the introduction of new technologies into the US market. Ryan’s ability to navigate across government and organizational boundaries is proven by his reputation in the Dangerous Goods industry.

Previously, Ryan served as PHSMSA’s Assistant Director of International Standards where he participated in the US delegation to the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and International Maritime Organization. Additionally, Ryan has led numerous, successful, delegations in international diplomacy and coordination, which led to direct benefits for the international transport of dangerous goods. Ryan is a lifelong student in the art and science of leadership.  He is a Licensed Professional Geologist with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Fielding University.  Ryan lives in Rhode Island with his wife Renee, son Rainen and daughter Vivienne