Gary TraylorGary Traylor


Gary is a principal and vice president at Myrtle, where he is responsible for the growth and profitability of the firm’s Chemicals and Oil & Gas businesses. He also co-leads Myrtle’s OperomicsTM Artificial Intelligence offering, which includes advanced data analytics, robotic process automation and machine learning applications to business operations.

Throughout his 35-year career, Gary has designed and led large-scale business transformation programs for several Fortune 500 companies, partnering with CEOs and top executives to improve business-wide operating margins, increase capital efficiency, enable sales growth and expand core organizational capabilities. His enterprise programs have spanned the client’s value chain, impacting field and plant operations, capital projects and plant turnarounds, logistics and the supply chain, product and service portfolios, safety and environmental safeguards, and much more. Although he currently focuses his attention on the United States, Gary’s client experience has been global, ranging from the UK and Europe to Africa and Latin America.

Viewed by his clients as a pragmatic industry thought leader, Gary has a passion for excellence and a high commitment to his clients for delivery of step-change solutions leading to significant and measurable results. He has been published, quoted and cited by several leading journals, including Forbes, Chemical Week, Chemical Engineering News, Oil & Gas Journal, EP Magazine and more.

Gary earned his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State. He has also received executive education at Stanford’s Business School and INSEAD. Gary began his career as an engineer at Amoco (now BP), where he was responsible for well, field and facility operations. He earned his professional engineering license in the states of Louisiana and Texas.

Prior to joining Myrtle, Gary was senior vice president for Hitachi Consulting, a global engineered products company, where he worked with multiple business leaders to integrate best practice operations management solutions with big data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Prior to Hitachi, Gary spent 15 years with Celerant Consulting (subsequently acquired by Hitachi), where he built and led its Chemicals and Oil & Gas verticals to represent over 40 percent of the Americas’ business revenue.

When not working, Gary loves to share travel experiences with his family, and serves as an assistant scoutmaster for his local Boys Scouts of America troop, helping his two sons match their dad’s Eagle Scout rank.