Executive Management Team

  • Andrew R. Lane

    Chairman, President & CEO

    MRC since 2008

    Mr. Lane has served as our president and chief executive officer (“CEO”) since September 2008 and our chairman of the Board since December 2009. He has also served as a director of MRC Global Inc. since September 2008. From December 2004 to December 2007, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Halliburton Company, where he was responsible for Halliburton’s overall operational performance. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles within Halliburton, serving as president and CEO of Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., as senior vice president, global operations of Halliburton Energy Services Group, and as president and CEO of Landmark Graphics Corporation from April 2002 to April 2003. Mr. Lane began his career in the oil and natural gas industry as a field engineer for Gulf Oil Corporation in 1982. Mr. Lane received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1981 (cum laude). He also completed the Advanced Management Program (A.M.P.) at Harvard Business School in 2000. He is a member of the executive board of the Southern Methodist University School of Engineering.

  • James E. Braun

    Executive VP & CFO

    MRC since 2011

    James E. Braun has served as our executive vice president and chief financial officer since November 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Braun served as chief financial officer of Newpark Resources, Inc. since 2006. Newpark provides drilling fluids and other products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, both inside and outside of the U.S. Before joining Newpark, Mr. Braun was chief financial officer of Baker Oil Tools, one of the largest divisions of Baker Hughes Incorporated, a leading provider of drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. From 1998 until 2002, he was vice president, finance and administration, of Baker Petrolite, the oilfield specialty chemical business division of Baker Hughes. Previously, he served as vice president and controller of Baker Hughes. Mr. Braun is a CPA and was formerly a partner with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Braun received a B.A. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Daniel J. Churay

    Executive VP Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

    MRC since 2011

    Daniel J. Churay has served as our executive vice president corporate affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary since May 2012. In his current role, Mr. Churay manages the company’s human resources, legal, risk and compliance and external and government affairs functions. He also acts as corporate secretary to the company’s board of directors. Prior to May 2012, Mr. Churay served as executive vice president and general counsel since August 2011 and as our corporate secretary since November 2011. From December 2010 to June 2011, he served as president and CEO of Rex Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company From September 2002 to December 2010, Mr. Churay served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company, with primary responsibility for YRC Worldwide Inc.’s legal, risk, compliance and external affairs matters, including its internal audit function. During 2010, Mr. Churay also supervised YRC’s Chinese businesses. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Churay served as the deputy general counsel and assistant secretary of Baker Hughes Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that provides products and services to the petroleum and continuous process industries, where he was responsible for legal matters relating to acquisitions, divestitures, treasury matters and securities offerings. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Churay was an attorney at the law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Parent’s Council of Texas Christian University. He also serves on the board of directors of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Churay received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas and a juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was a member of the Law Review.

  • Rory M. Isaac

    Executive VP International Operations

    MRC since 1981

    Rory M. Isaac has served as executive vice president – international operations since June 2013. Mr. Isaac has served as executive vice president of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions from September 2012 to May 2013. Mr. Isaac served as the executive vice president of global business development from December 2008 to September 2012. From 2007 to 2008, he served as our senior corporate vice president of sales (focusing on downstream, industrials and natural gas utilities operations) since November 2007. From 2000 to 2007 he served as our senior vice president of national accounts, utilities and marketing. From 1995 to 2000 he served as our senior vice president of national accounts. Mr. Isaac joined MRC in 1981. He has extensive experience in sales, customer relations and management, and has served at MRC as a branch manager, regional manager and regional vice president. In 1995 he began working in our corporate office in Charleston, West Virginia as senior vice president for national accounts where he was responsible for managing and growing our national accounts customer base and directing business development efforts into integrated supply markets. Prior to joining MRC, Mr. Isaac worked at Consolidated Services, Inc. and Charleston Supply Company. Mr. Isaac attended the Citadel.

  • Alan Colonna

    Executive VP Business Development & U.S. Operations

    MRC since 1984

    Alan Colonna has served as our executive vice president of business development U.S. operations since August 2013. Prior to this role, he served as our executive vice president of global business development and supply chain management since September 2012. From 2009 through September 2012, he was the senior regional vice president of the Western U.S. region from 2008 to 2009 and the regional vice president of the Western U.S. region from 2000-2007. Mr. Colonna began his career with Republic Supply of California in 1984, which was acquired by MRC in 1991, and has held a variety of operational positions including inside sales, branch manager and regional manager throughout his career. Mr. Colonna graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California in 1982.

  • Gary A. Ittner

    Executive VP Supply Chain Management

    MRC since 1971

    Gary A. Ittner has served as executive vice president of supply chain management since August 2013. Prior to this role, he served as executive vice president of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions since September 2012. From September 2010 to May 2012, he served as our executive vice president of global supply chain management and as our chief administrative officer since. Prior to that, he served as our executive vice president—supply chain management from October 2008 to September 2010 after he had served as our senior corporate vice president of supply chain management from February 2007 to October 2008, having specific responsibility for the procurement of all industrial valves, automation, fittings and alloy tubular products. From March 2001 to November 2007, he served as our senior corporate vice president of supply chain management. Before joining the supply chain management group, Mr. Ittner worked in various field positions including branch manager, regional manager and senior regional vice president. He is a past chairman of the executive committee of the American Supply Association’s Industrial Piping Division. Mr. Ittner began working at MRC in 1971 following his freshman year at the University of Cincinnati and joined MRC full-time following his graduation in 1974.