Senior VP Operational Excellence & Chief Information Officer
MRC Global since 2000
Grant Bates is our senior vice president of operational excellence and chief information officer. In this role, he is responsible for our global quality, safety, health and environment (QHSE) and our transportation, warehouse operations, business processes and customer implementation teams and information systems.
Mr. Bates previously led our Canada region and served as regional vice president of the Australasian region. Mr. Bates joined MRC Global in March 2012 through the acquisition of OneSteel Piping Systems. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Bates served as the National Manager of OneSteel Piping Systems. He has more than a decade of experience in manufacturing and distribution in a variety of management roles, including several years as a business analyst and consulting engineer. Mr. Bates holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate diploma in management from Deakin and a Master of business administration from Deakin University.