Executive Leadership Team

  • Rob Saltiel

    Rob Saltiel

    President & CEO

    MRC Global since 2021

    Rob Saltiel serves as our President and CEO and is on our Board of Directors. Prior to this, Rob served as President and CEO of Key Energy Services from 2018 to 2019 and as President and CEO of Atwood Oceanics from 2009 to 2017. Rob’s earlier experience includes positions in strategy, operations and marketing at Transocean, Nabors Industries, Enron, McKinsey, and ExxonMobil. Rob received a BS in chemical engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Northwestern University. Rob also serves on the Board of Trustees for Spindletop Community Impact Partners.

  • Kelly-Youngblood

    Kelly Youngblood

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    MRC Global since 2019

    Kelly Youngblood currently serves as our Executive Vice President & CFO. Kelly brings more than 30 years of extensive energy and finance expertise to MRC Global. Prior roles include CFO at BJ Services and Senior Vice President & CFO at Diamond Offshore Drilling. He has also held a variety of finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility at Halliburton, including Vice President of Investor Relations. Kelly is a CPA and holds a BBA in accounting from Cameron University. Kelly currently serves on the Board of the Houston Chapter of the American Heart Association.

  • Daniel Churay

    Dan Churay

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

    MRC Global since 2011

    Dan Churay currently serves as our Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary. He previously served as President and CEO of Rex Energy Corporation; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide and Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Baker Hughes. Dan began his career as an attorney at the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, Texas. Dan received a BA in economics from the University of Texas and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was a member of the Law Review. Dan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts.

  • Grant-Bates

    Grant Bates

    Senior Vice President – North America Operations & E-Commerce

    MRC Global since 2000

    Grant Bates currently serves as our Senior Vice President – North America Operations & E-Commerce. Grant has held various senior leadership roles across our business, including prior responsibility for our international and Canadian operations and our corporate strategy. He also previously served as our Senior Vice President Operational Excellence and CIO. Grant joined MRC Global in 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 BEng in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and an MBA from Deakin University (Australia).

  • Rance-Long

    Rance Long

    Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing

    MRC Global since 1994

    Rance Long currently serves as our Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing. Rance has held various senior leadership roles across our business, including prior responsibility for our global business development efforts. Rance joined MRC Global as part of our acquisition of LaBarge Pipe and Steel in 2008. Rance holds a BS 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. Jack has held various senior leadership roles across our business, including prior responsibility for our carbon steel pipe, flanges and fittings and valve, actuation, measurement and instrumentation product lines. Jack joined MRC Global as part of the acquisition of LaBarge Pipe and Steel in 2008. Jack holds a BS in Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Emily Shields

    Senior Vice President – Sustainability and Assistant General Counsel

    MRC Global since 2013

    Emily Shields currently serves as our Senior Vice President – Sustainability and Assistant General Counsel. Emily served previously as the company’s Assistant General Counsel and Compliance Officer leading corporate matters across areas of governance, business disputes and litigation, ethics and regulatory compliance, labor and employment, health, safety and environment, and our international legal group. Prior to joining MRC Global in 2013, Emily practiced litigation at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Texas A&M University and received her juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law. Emily is on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Houston Chapter.

  • Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    Senior Vice President – International

    MRC Global since 2003

    Steve Smith currently serves as Senior Vice President – International. Steve previously served as our Vice President – Europe, Middle East & Africa and has held multiple sales and operations leadership roles at MRC Global outside of North America. Steve’s 35 years of industry experience includes roles of increasing responsibility at valve manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom, including Neles and Emerson Process Management. Steve joined MRC Global after its acquisition of Transmark FCX in 2009.

  • Gillian Anderson

    Gillian Anderson

    Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

    MRC Global since 2021

    Gillian Anderson currently serves as our Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that role, she held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP, including Audit Senior Manager. Ms. Anderson is a CPA and a Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She holds an MA in accountancy and finance (with honors) from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).