It is no secret that MRC Global is the largest pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) distributor in the world based on sales. The company has a rich history of excellent customer service that dates back to 1921, but, in the last decade, the company has been focusing on a very specific portion of their business model – valves and valve automation. In fact, MRC Global has quietly become the largest valve supplier in the world.
Valve World Americas sat down with John Bowhay, Senior VP – Valves, Fittings & Flanges, Alloys, Gas Products and Oilfield Supplies, Stuart Spears, VP – Valves, Automation & Instrumentation, Ralph Chaney, Executive Director – Downstream Valves, Greg Peterson, Executive Director - Midstream/Upstream Valves, and Lance Lorance, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management – Valves and Automation, to discuss the company’s focus on engineered products and solutions. Altogether, the gentlemen sitting around the conference room table represented 157 years of valve and valve actuation experience.
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