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Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, and is a subsidiary of MPLX LP, a diversified, growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream energy infrastructure assets. With over 110 years in the energy business, MPL is an industry leader of safely and reliably operating pipelines, storage tanks, marine facilities, and terminals.

 

Leadership

Our leadership is committed to achieving the company’s goals safely and efficiently, and bring decades of experience in the petroleum industry to their roles in determining our strategic and operational direction.

Shawn M. Lyon

President

Shawn M. Lyon

President

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

 

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 that evaluates proposed pipeline safety and environmental protection standards and informs policy initiatives. He also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), is vice chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) pipeline subcommittee steering group, serves on the API-AOPL pipeline safety excellence steering committee that works to improve the industry’s safety performance, and is on the AOPL Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Policy Committee. He serves on the board of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) and as an owner representative for Marathon Petroleum’s interest in Capline, both of which are significant entities in the nation’s crude oil infrastructure. 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.

John C. Hunt

Vice President, Operations

John C. Hunt

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Hunt is vice president, operations of Marathon Pipe LLC (MPL).

He has more than 30 years of experience at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and MPL. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including: area supervisor, North Big Horn Basin Area, MPL; project manager, Marketing and Transportation Engineering, MPC; project manager, Garyville major expansion, MPC; business project manager, CMMS/Frontier project, MPC; Houston Region manager, MPL; and manager, Marketing and Transportation Engineering, MPC. Mr. Hunt holds a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Richard J. St. Amour

Director, Logistics & Engineering

Richard J. St. Amour

Director, Logistics & Engineering

Mr. St. Amour is director, logistics & engineering of Marathon Pipe LLC (MPL).

He has more than 23 years of experience at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and MPL. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including: engineering supervisor, Marketing and Transportation Engineering (M&TE), MPC; mechanical & vapor control manager, Terminal, Transport & Marine (TT&M), MPC; area manager, TT&M; engineering manager, M&TE; operations and logistics manager, MPL; Ohio Valley Region manager, MPL; and engineering and maintenance manager, MPL. Mr. St. Amour holds a BS degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API), Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), and the API-AOPL Performance Excellence Team.