Leon van Hout is a Senior Consultant with Asset Performance Networks, based out of the company’s office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With over 15 years of consulting experience, Leon’s experience has centered on client-focused solutions that solve specific challenges and optimize returns, whether those returns involve cost reduction, increased efficiency, or adherence to environmental standards. Having worked for more than a decade as a freelance Project Manager/Change Manager in a wide range of industries (e.g., manufacturing, petrochemicals, and energy) allows Leon to support organizations of all shapes and sizes to implement proven practices that result in marked performance improvements. At AP-Networks, Leon brings his experience to bear executing Turnaround Assist Programs (T-AP), Benchmarking Assessments, and additional AP-Networks services. In addition to the regular AP-Networks services, Leon is driving the introduction of AP-Networks into the Dry Docking sector. 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics – Business Information Technology from Fontys University of Applied Sciences.