Leon van Hout is a Senior Consultant with Asset Performance Networks, based out of the company’s office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With over 12 years of consulting experience, Leon’s focus is on supporting clients in their turnaround and capital project endeavors.
Since joining AP-Networks, Leon has helped clients bridge the gap between their perceptions of their own performance, and the reality of how their competitiveness compares with Industry. By executing a wide range of AP-Networks services, including Benchmarking and Turnaround Assist Programs (T-APs), he has helped clients identify gaps in their performance, and provided actionable recommendations to help them improve. Among these clients, Leon has completed comprehensive benchmarking programs for two major chemical companies. He has also worked to introduce AP-Networks’ benchmarking services to the maritime industry, with a focus on measuring and improving dry docking performance.
Prior to joining AP-Networks, Leon worked as a Project Manager at a chemical plant in Indonesia. He was tasked with successfully implementing improved production and maintenance processes and designing a new organizational structure. Leon also worked as a Project Manager and Manager of Operations for a Netherlands-based operational consulting firm where he was responsible for various business improvement projects within capital intensive industries including oil and petrochemicals. Among these projects were numerous turnaround improvement initiatives.
Leon worked for more than a decade as a freelance Project Manager/Change Manager in a wide range of industries. With a diverse background that includes work in logistics and distribution, banking, insurance, manufacturing, petrochemicals, and energy, Leon has experience helping organizations of all shapes and sizes implement proven practices that result in marked performance improvements. His varied experience has centered on client-focused solutions that solve specific challenges and optimize returns, including cost reduction, increased efficiency, and adherence to environmental standards.
Leon holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics – Business Information Technology from Fontys University of Applied Sciences.