Meet Our Staff

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Dianne Grote Adams, MS, CIH, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA
President

She founded Safex in 1992 while raising two sons.

  • Feeds her need to help people and learn new things by working in the HSE field.
  • Spent a “Semester at Sea” while in college and went around the world for 3 months.
  • Would be working with a nonprofit if she wasn’t running Safex.

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Beth Angus, MPH, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

She was a Pre-K student when Safex was founded.

  • Loves Safex because of the variety and exposure to many industries and facilities.
  • Combining EHS and scuba diving is her dream job.
  • Donated her 6th gallon of blood this year.

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Mackenzie Barnwell, MS, GSP, ASHM
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Wished she was born in 1992 when Safex was founded.

  • Would be an artist if she wasn’t an industrial hygienist.
  • Her desk is home to a giant plush unicorn.
  • In college, she was captain of the lacrosse team.

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Brian Basbagill, CSP
Senior Consultant

He was studying Safety Sciences at IUP when Safex was founded.

  • Having a direct impact on the safety of people each day keeps him engaged.
  • He'd be mowing golf courses in Myrtle Beach if he wasn’t working at Safex.
  • His not-so-hidden talent is being adaptable.

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Kevin Burns, GSP
Safety Consultant

He wasn’t alive yet when Safex was founded.

  • Loves seeing something new each day on client sites.
  • Would be working in civil construction if he wasn’t at Safex.
  • Has been to 11 countries and has plans to visit many more.

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Ashley Griesenbrock, CIH, CSP
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

When Safex was founded, she was watching Barney.

  • Thrives as a consultant because she can help lots of employees stay safe.
  • Can find her baking on the weekends.
  • Hidden talents include Irish dance and dog showing.

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Nick Grisso, MS, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Another young one who wasn’t born when Safex was founded.

  • Loves helping people by using science.
  • Hidden talent is playing the French horn.
  • Would be a musician or meteorologist if he wasn’t an industrial hygienist.

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Evan Matthews
HSE Consultant

Representing Gen Z (wasn't born when Safex was founded).

  • Caring for people and their well-being keeps him passionate about working at Safex.
  • His dream job is working at Lego in Denmark.
  • He hails from Michigan but Ohioans still love working with him.

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Luke Midock
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant

He would have been enjoying the good old days if he was alive in 1992.

  • Planned to be a civil engineer but happily fell into safety sciences.
  • Can cook Uncle Ben’s Minute Made rice in 58 seconds.
  • Can lay down an amazing tune with a baritone saxophone.

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Ryan Moon, MS, CIH, CSP
Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant

He was a paperboy and playing outside when Safex was founded.

  • Safex’s culture and values make him excited to go to work.
  • Bigtime Star Wars fan who made his children fans too.
  • At the Safex talent show, he’d be freaking out since he doesn’t like attention.

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Stephen Plowcha
Safety Consultant

He would have been bopping to Madonna during step aerobics if he was alive when Safex was founded.

  • He’s passionate about improving people's lives and protecting the labor force.
  • His hidden talent is licking his elbow.
  • Most likely to find him eating Chipotle.

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Marissa Scott, MSOH, CIH, GSP
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Not yet a twinkle in her mom’s eye when Safex was founded.

  • Influencing and educating to get workers home safely is her passion.
  • Caught a 152 lb swordfish last year.
  • Won’t find her cleaning but will find her (speed) reading.

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Kim Shapiro, ASP, CHMM
HSE Consultant

She was moving from Illinois to Ohio when Safex was founded.

  • Making a difference is important to Kim and that’s why she’s fulfilled at Safex.
  • If she wasn’t in EHS she’d be working with animals.
  • Her hidden talent is crocheting.

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Chris Stillion
Safety Consultant

He was a toddler when Safex was founded.

  • Enjoys working at Safex because he loves the challenge of doing something different on a consistent basis.
  • Is an Eagle Scout who helped implement a recycling program.
  • He's passionate about anything with a motor.

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Irene Wang, MSPH
Industrial Hygiene Consultant

When Safex was founded, she was in her mom’s belly.

  • Loves her career field because it’s nerdy and she can do good for people.
  • May find her aimlessly browsing at the grocery store.
  • Is passionate about Asian fusion, especially breakfast sandwiches.

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Jack Webster
Safety Consultant

When Safex was founded, he was working for the National Energy Management Institute as Director of Certifications.

  • Enjoys getting up each morning and trying to make someone’s day a little better.
  • Can find him walking and hiking in the metro parks with his wife.
  • Attended the 1954 Rose Bowl (OSU vs USC) and saw the Buckeyes win 20-14 on a Hop Cassidy pick 6.

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Michele Blaney
Business Development Manager

When Safex was founded, she was a few streets over at Otterbein University.

  • Safex is a great place to work because the team makes sure all employees make it home safely.
  • Would be selling something if she wasn’t at Safex.
  • Opera music is often playing on her earbuds.
Megan Scherer
Marketing Communications

When Safex was founded, she was going to dance class and elementary school.

  • Loves working for a company with a great mission and flexibility.
  • Founded a nonprofit supporting young adult cancer survivors trying to have families.
  • Idolized Oprah as a kid and would be a talk show host if she wasn’t in marketing.
Betsy Fradette
Financial Manager

She got married the year Safex was founded.

  • Loves using her skills to help the business.
  • Would be doing photography if she wasn’t working at Safex.
  • Ask her about Jeopardy.
Lora Dunfee
Office Manager

When Safex was founded, she was raising a one-year-old son with her husband.

  • Loves working at Safex because of the company’s commitment to employees and clients.
  • In her previous career she was a corporate graphic designer.
  • Nobody knows that she was on the high school tennis team.
Chris Adams
IT

When Safex was founded, he was in 2nd grade and helping his mom move the company into the first office.

  • Enjoys the flexible culture and feeling valued and heard.
  • Was an all-star in the Cincinnati Adult Baseball League
  • He’d be in the audience at the Safex talent show.
Rob Adams
IT

He was in 1st grade when Safex was founded.

  • Loves supporting the team because Safex means family and flexibility to him.
  • Plays on a competitive Australian Rules Football team.
  • He's the proud uncle to two nephews.

Let's Work Together

Our team gives time and resources regularly throughout the year. Some of our favorite causes include:

My Very Own Blanket
Cristo Rey
WARM
United Way