Corporate Leadership

Corporate Leadership

  • Andrew R. Lane

    Andrew Lane
    President & CEO
    MRC Global since 2008

    Mr. Lane has served as a director and our president and CEO since September 2008.  He was our chairman of the Board from December 2009 until April 2016 when the positions of chairman of the Board and CEO were separated.  From December 2004 to December 2007, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Halliburton Company, an international, oilfield services firm.  Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles within Halliburton. Mr. Lane received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1981 (cum laude). He also completed the A.M.P. at Harvard Business School in 2000.

    Mr. Lane is uniquely qualified to serve as one of our directors due to his extensive executive and leadership experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including oilfield services, and his in-depth knowledge of our operations.

    • Daniel J. Churay

      Daniel Churay
      Executive VP Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
      MRC Global since 2011
      Daniel J. Churay has served as our Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2011. In his current role, Dan manages the company’s human resources, 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 VP Canada, International & Operational Excellence
        MRC Global since 2000

        Grant Bates is our Senior Vice President of Operations, International and Canada and Operational Excellence. In this role, he is responsible for our international and Canadian operations in addition to the global quality, safety, health and environment (QHSE) and our transportation, warehouse operations, business processes and customer integration teams. 


        Grant previously led our Canada Region and served as Regional Vice President of the Australasian Region. Grant joined MRC Global March 2012 through the acquisition 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. Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle, a graduate degree in management from Deakin and an MBA from Deakin University. 

        • John Bowhay

          John Bowhay
          Senior VP Supply Chain Management, Valve and Technical Product Sales
          MRC Global since 2002
          John Bowhay is our Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Valve and Technical Product Sales. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Middle East Operations. Before that, John served as Vice President of European Operations since August 2013. Prior to this role, John served as Managing Director for our United Kingdom operations and prior to that role, he was Vice President of Sales in the UK for our heritage company, Transmark Fcx. He brings more than 34 years of industry experience and valve expertise to the MRC Global team. John attended the London Business School. 
          • Robert Stein

            Robert Stein
            Senior Vice President Business Development
            MRC Global since 1984
            Robert Stein is our Senior Vice President of Business Development. He previously led our downstream and integrated supply teams. Prior to that, Robert led our US Southwestern Region Operations. He has been part of MRC Global since 1984 and has served in a variety of roles including regional and branch management, downstream business development, project services and integrated supply. Robert received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Sam Houston State University. 
            • Karl Witt

              Karl Witt
              Senior VP US Operations
              MRC Global since 1980
              Karl Witt is our Senior Vice President of US Operations. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles including seven years as Regional Vice President of the Eastern Region and seven years as Regional Vice President of the Midwest Subregion as well as warehouse manager, outside sales representative, branch manager and Vice President of Operations with Joliet Valves, which was acquired by McJunkin Red Man Corporation (a predecessor to the company) in 2001. Karl attended South Suburban College in Chicago. 
              Vice-Chair of the Board
              • Kelly Youngblood

                Karl Witt
                Executive VP & CFO
                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.