Rory O’Byrne

Chief People Officer and SVP at Advanced Energy

Rory O’Byrne joined Advanced Energy in May 2020 as our chief people officer and senior vice president. O’Byrne leads Advanced Energy’s global human resources and environmental, health, and safety organizations where he is responsible for leading the company’s vision and strategy around people and organizational effectiveness while advancing a culture that embraces performance, growth, and inclusion across our global diverse workforce.

O’Byrne has more than 25 years of global and international human resources experience with leading public and private equity-backed companies in the technology, energy, industrial, and services sectors. Before joining Advanced Energy, he served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Jonah Energy LLC, one of the largest privately held natural gas producers in the U.S. Prior to this, O’Byrne served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for MRC Global, the world’s leading global supplier of industrial products and services to the energy industry. He held global and international human resources leadership roles at BG Group, McDermott International, Hess Corporation, and BHP.

O’Byrne holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia, and is also a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.


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  • Chief People Officer and SVP

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