Shawn M. Lyon

Vice President, Operations

Shawn M. Lyon

Mr. Lyon is vice president, operations of MPLX GP LCC. He is also president of Marathon Pipe Line LLC.

Mr. Lyon joined Marathon in 1989 as an engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in Indianapolis, he worked in various positions in the Transportation and Logistics and the Marketing and Transportation Engineering organizations. In 1998, he began a series of engineering manager positions, providing engineering services for Marathon Petroleum’s marketing business in the Marketing and Transportation Engineering organization. In 2002, Mr. Lyon transferred to Findlay, Ohio, where he has held a variety of leadership positions. He was named the Product Quality manager in the Transportation and Logistics organization in 2005 and operations manager in Operations and Logistics for Marathon Pipe Line LLC in 2006. Mr. Lyon was named district manager in Transport and Rail for the Terminal, Transport and Marine business in 2008 and manager, Marketing and Transportation Engineering for Marathon Petroleum Company in 2010. He was named vice president of operations for Marathon Pipe Line LLC in 2011 and to his current position in 2018.

Mr. Lyon graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering in 1989. He was licensed as a Professional Engineer in 1994.   

Mr. Lyon, by appointment of the Secretary of Transportation, serves on the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Transportation. He serves on the boards of directors of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), and as an owner representative for Marathon Petroleum’s interest in Capline. He also serves as chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) pipeline subcommittee steering group and on the API-AOPL pipeline safety excellence steering committee, AOPL Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Policy Committee, and  the pipeline industry public engagement recommended practice development group. Previously, Mr. Lyon served as chair of the pipeline industry’s implementation of the Pipeline Safety Management System (API RP 1173) from 2015-2018 and on the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, by appointment of Governor Rick Snyder, from 2017-2018. In 2019, Mr. Lyon received the Pipeline Leadership Award for driving transformation and improvement in the industry.