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MPL President receives the 2019 Pipeline Leadership Award

Students pose with Marathon Volunteer

On Nov. 6, Marathon Pipe Line President Shawn Lyon was named the recipient of the 2019 Pipeline Leadership Award during the Pipeline Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas. The Pipeline Leadership Award was created to honor leadership initiatives and advances in the pipeline industry. The award is voted upon by the Conference Program Committee, which is comprised of pipeline industry veterans.

David Murk, API pipeline manager, nominated Shawn for the award, describing him as a “…highly respected leader within the industry and has become a renowned expert and champion for safety management systems.”


Additionally, “Shawn has been a leader in building an industry culture where sharing and learning and continuous improvement is inherently considered by pipeline operators in the development industry-wide best practices to improve pipeline safety and work together.”


The Pipeline Safety Management System has driven the industry to reduce release incidents by 20-25% over the past five years, while MPL has reduced incidents by 30% during the same period.

Shawn is featured in the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines magazine. You can access the article online here.