Ramp Enterprises was founded in March 1996 by Elaine Penta Rampone, based on the market need for quality assurance services for businesses.
In today’s business market place, two major issues are impacting small to medium size businesses:
- The cost of employees (benefits and overhead)
- Customer requirements for both quality products and quality assurance systems to support the business process
Ramp Enterprises, LLC provides various quality assurance services to a variety of industries. The premise of the business is:
- To provide a service at a cost-efficient rate to the customer
- To maintain a long-term relationship for satisfying the customer’s unique quality needs
- To be available to answer questions concerning the everyday quality operations
By providing the service at affordable rates, the customer can identify potential profits associated with utilizing Ramp versus the overhead associated with hiring a full-time employee. Ramp will provide its own resources and office space to accomplish the task and/or will work side-by-side with the customer at the facility, as needed.
Elaine Penta Rampone has been the owner and Chief Executive Manager of RAMP Enterprises, LLC since 1996. Elaine has over 25 years experience in project engineering and quality assurance management. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor concentration in Biology, from Northeastern University (1989) and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven (1992).
Prior to RAMP, Elaine worked for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division and a series of small family-owned businesses, with positions in Project and Design Engineering, Quality Procurement Engineering, and Quality Management. Elaine was an Excel Partnership consultant for several years, in various capacities as a documentation specialist, training documentation formulation, consulting, training, and some consulting sales.
Through RAMP, Elaine and the supporting consultants have assisted over 300 companies domestically (approx.. 25 states) and internationally through the quality management implementation process for the following standards:
- ISO 9001 (Commercial Industry)
- AS 9100 (Aerospace Industry)
- FAA CFRs (Aerospace Industry)
- ISO 13485 (Medical Industry)
- FDA QSR (Medical Industry)
- Various CE Standards (European)
- Various Military Standards (Government)
Elaine has been accredited with Exemplar Global as a Certified Auditor for over 20 years and holds a Senior Member Status with the American Society of Quality. Elaine has been an accredited Certified Quality Auditor through the ASQ and a Sanctioned Aerospace Auditor through the IAQG. Elainehas been a partnered consultant with CONNStep, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Orchid Orthopedic, and Solutions Associates. RAMP has a 99% success rate with bringing clients through successful registration and permanent continued success.
Today the RAMP business is diversified with approximately 30% maintenance clients, 40% project-based work for system implementation and registration, and 30% supportive-role in short-term projects. RAMP performs activities in auditing, documentation writing, training, coaching, and project management.
RAMP has approximately one dozen contracted consultants and administrative personnel who specialize in documentation, engineering, manufacturing, information technology/software, technical and industry specialties, and internal auditing. Consultants undergo recurrent training and re-certification continually.
RAMP has a slow-growth business model, with a focus on the building blocks for a solid business foundation, yet a progressive spirit for excellence in effective and valuable world- class quality management systems.
The future vision of the company is an extension of services domestically and internationally with increased consulting capacity and formalization of the RAMP identified service.
For more information about our credentials, meet our team of consultants.