During his tenure as a second-generation leader, Paul’s father, William G. Lyden Jr. added service stations and convenience stores to the company’s portfolio. Following his death in 1994, the company was split, with the service station and retail locations becoming a part of True North Energy, LLC,. The petroleum and wholesale fuel distribution side continued on as Lyden Oil Company. Today the company is owned by Paul and his brothers, Breen and Mark, and their children.
In 1974, Paul Lyden began working within the family oil business. There he became the company’s “jack-of-all-trades” due to his numerous and diverse job assignments. Lyden has done everything from installing underground storage tanks to managing large industrial accounts. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Lyden Oil Company. Lyden is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society, Canfield Conservation Club and the Ohio Trucking Association. His achievements include co-hosting for Outdoor Icon’s Mahoning Valley Shale and Energy for three years on WKBN’s talk show radio.