Pete Killen began his professional career in 1966 as a refinery technical service engineer with Marathon Oil Co., responsible for a variety of refinery and petrochemical manufacturing operations throughout the company´s domestic refining circuit. He subsequently moved into operations research where he developed simulation models of refinery processes and oversaw Marathon's long-range refinery planning and analysis.
Killen in 1973 transitioned into consulting with Pace Co., where he held a series of management positions. In 1980, he helped to found Wright Killen & Co. and assumed overall responsibility for the firm´s strategy and business analysis, and for its basic resources practice areas.
Wright Killen & Co. was merged into Ernst & Young LLP´s management consulting practice in mid-1996., and Killen remained as a partner with Ernst & Young until early 1999. Shortly thereafter, he began working for Muse, Stancil & Co. (www.musestancil.com), which itself was founded in 1984 to provide global consulting services to the downstream energy industry.
The University of Detroit chemical engineering graduate now works out of MSC´s Houston office and is involved in a wide range of consulting activities for the hydrocarbon processing industries and related energy, service and financial businesses. Killen has developed a broad base of experience during his 33-year career, including: economic, investment and financial analysis; business and market strategy development; planning and energy forecasting; refinery process design and operations; and environmental/regulatory matters. Some of his work has involved coordinating and developing energy supply/demand and pricing analyses.