Shawn M. Lyon

Vice President, Operations

Shawn M. Lyon

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

Mr. Lyon joined Marathon Petroleum Company in 1989 as an engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in Indianapolis, he worked in various positions in the midstream and engineering organizations. In 2002, Mr. Lyon transferred to Findlay, Ohio, where he has held a variety of leadership positions. He was named product quality manager in 2005 and operations manager 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. In 2019, Mr. Lyon received the Pipeline Leadership Award for driving transformation and improvement in the industry. He serves on the board 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 on the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) pipeline subcommittee steering group, the API-AOPL pipeline safety excellence steering committee, and the AOPL Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policy committee. He co-chairs the public engagement recommended practice development group which includes industry, public and government entities for the entire pipeline segment. 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.

Mr. Lyon actively works to foster a culture of safety within MPL and across the industry. In 2019, MPL was awarded the API Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award. Selected by pipeline industry peers, the award acknowledged MPL for fostering a culture of safety, sharing and implementing best practices, and actively participating in and contributing to API policy and technical work