Asset Performance Networks is proud to announce the appointment of Pete Shirley to the role of Managing Director, USA

JUNE 19, 2018

BETHESDA, MD – Pete Shirley has been appointed Managing Director, USA of Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks), heading up the company’s office in Houston, TX and overseeing delivery of all consulting services in the United States. Pete has been a senior member of AP-Networks’ team since 2010. Most recently, he served as Practice Area Manager for Turnaround Services, in conjunction with his responsibilities as a Senior Consultant and the relationship manager for a super-major petrochemical company. AP-Networks is committed to providing pre-eminent support to our customer base, and Pete’s experience, energy, and skills will only strengthen this support.

Pete brings nearly 30 years of experience to his new role, including work in the refining, petrochemical, and associated service industries. His diverse background affords him a wide technical understanding of multiple disciplines from both owner and contractor perspectives. Throughout his time at AP-Networks, Pete has executed more than 40 assessments each year at locations across the globe, spanning the full range of AP-Networks’ turnaround consulting services. Additionally, Pete was integral in the development of the software that underpins AP-Networks’ Risk Based Scope Review methodology, as well as our software-based tool for resource planning.

Prior to joining AP-Networks, Pete worked as the Vice President, Division Manager for United Laboratories International, where he gained a “vendor side” understanding of the turnaround market, as well as a comprehensive understanding of process equipment contaminants and decontamination technologies. Pete has also held leadership positions at Celanese Chemicals and Sunoco Refining, including Turnaround Manager and Maintenance Superintendent.

Pete is a former US Navy nuclear engineering trained submarine officer. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.  


About Asset Performance Networks

AP-Networks is the indispensable trusted partner to global petroleum, chemical, and energy companies that aim to optimize their assets’ performance and maximize operational efficiency. Our company achieves its mission by infusing strategic innovation, proven expertise, actionable insights, and unparalleled business intelligence analytics into a unique, winning formula for success. We leverage our databases, benchmarks, Software as a Service (SaaS) engines, and our industry-recognized consulting expertise to ensure that our clients mitigate, manage, and control high-risk events. Ultimately, our clients Aim Higher to realize superior business outcomes, and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance in capital projects and plant turnarounds. For more information on AP-Networks, please visit

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