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).