Executive Leadership Team

  • Rob Saltiel

    Rob Saltiel

    President & CEO

    MRC Global since 2021

    Rob Saltiel has served as our President and CEO and Board director since March 2021. Prior to this, he served as President and CEO of Key Energy Services from 2018 to 2019 and President and CEO of Atwood Oceanics from 2009 to 2017. Rob held positions of increasing leadership in strategy, operations and marketing at Transocean from 2003 to 2009. Rob’s prior experience includes positions at Nabors Industries, Enron Corp, McKinsey, and ExxonMobil. Rob received a BS in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1985 (magna cum laude) and an MBA from Northwestern University in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Spindletop Charities.

  • Kelly-Youngblood

    Kelly Youngblood

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    MRC Global since 2019

    Kelly Youngblood is our Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kelly brings more than 30 years of extensive energy and finance expertise to MRC Global. Prior roles include CFO at BJ Services, the largest North American-focused pure-play pressure pumping services provider and Senior Vice President & CFO at Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. He has also held a variety of finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility at Halliburton, including Vice President of Investor Relations, where he was awarded Institutional Investor magazine’s Best Investor Relations for the Oil Services and Equipment Sector twice. Kelly is a CPA and graduate of Cameron University.

  • Daniel Churay

    Daniel J. Churay

    Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary

    MRC Global since 2011

    Daniel J. Churay has served as our Executive Vice President  Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary since 2011. In his current role, Dan manages the company’s legal, risk compliance, corporate services and external and government affairs functions. He also acts as Corporate Secretary to the company’s Board of Directors. He previously served as President and CEO of Rex Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company; and 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. Dan began his career as an attorney at the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, Texas. Dan 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.

  • Grant-Bates

    Grant Bates

    Senior Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development & E-Commerce

    MRC Global since 2000

    Grant Bates is our Senior Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development & E-Commerce where he leads the implementation of our long-term business strategy, mergers and acquisitions and e-commerce initiatives.

    Grant has held various senior leadership roles across our business, including his most recent responsibilities for our international and Canadian operations covering 20 countries. He was also previously Senior Vice President Operational Excellence and CIO, where he led the implementation of SAP across the international region and expanded MRC Global’s e-commerce strategy, while also leading a team covering quality, safety, health and environment (QHSE), transportation and business processes improvement activities globally. He served as Senior Vice President of Canadian Operations from 2014 to 2016 and Regional Vice President of the Australasian region from 2012 to 2014. Grant joined MRC Global in March 2012 through the acquisition of OneSteel Piping Systems, which he led at the time. He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution of PVF products across a variety of senior management roles. Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and an MBA from Deakin University (Australia).

  • John Bowhay

    John Bowhay

    Senior Vice President – International Operations & Global VAMI

    MRC Global since 2002

    John Bowhay is our Senior Vice President – International Operations & Global Valves, Automation, Measurement & Instrumentation (VAMI) and is responsible for the implementation of our valve-centric strategy. John joined MRC Global through our UK heritage company, Transmark Fcx, and brings more than 35 years of industry experience and valve expertise. John has held a variety of leadership roles in his career, including Senior Vice President – Supply Chain Management, Valve & Technical Product Sales; Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific & Middle East Operations; Vice President – European Operations; Managing Director – UK Operations; and as Vice President – Sales in the UK for Transmark Fcx. John attended the London Business School.

  • Karl Witt

    Karl Witt

    Senior Vice President – North America Operations

    MRC Global since 1980

    Karl Witt is our Senior Vice President  North America Operations. Throughout his career with MRC Global, Karl has served leadership roles at every level of our operations including warehouse manager, outside sales representative, branch manager and regional manager. He brings more than forty years of experience to his role and attended South Suburban College in Chicago.

  • Rance-Long

    Rance Long

    Senior Vice President – Business Development

    MRC Global since 1994

    Rance Long serves as our Senior Vice President – Business Development responsible for our business development efforts globally. Most recently he served as our Vice President BD, Midstream Pipeline & Gas Utilities since 2013. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President – Line Pipe and was responsible for all line pipe sales in the US. He joined MRC Global as part of the acquisition of LaBarge Pipe and Steel in 2008. Rance holds a bachelor’s degree in construction from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

  • Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy

    Senior Vice President – Supply Chain

    MRC Global since 2005

    Jack McCarthy currently serves as our Senior Vice President – Supply Chain. He leads an international team of product experts, supply chain professionals and inventory specialists, and is responsible for the management of the global PVF supply chain. Jack has held a variety of leadership roles in his career at MRC Global including Vice President CS PFF & VAMI SCM and Vice President of Supply Chain Management CS PFF, where he led our line pipe team since 2011, with responsibilities for our carbon steel fittings and flanges being added in 2016. Prior to joining MRC Global with the acquisition of LaBarge Pipe and Steel in 2005, he held roles in business development, sales, and sales management in the industrial distribution industry. Jack is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a former vice president and board member of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors.