Pipes, valves and fittings distributor MRC Global Inc. (NYSE: MRC), Houston, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Rob Saltiel as president and CEO. He succeeds Andrew Lane, who previously announced his retirement plans.
The appointment of Saltiel, who also will become a member of the company’s board of directors, is effective March 15.
“We are excited to have Rob join MRC Global to lead its growth through the company’s next chapter,” said Rhys Best, MRC Global’s chairman of the board. “Rob’s distinguished career in the energy sector includes US and international experience in upstream, downstream and power generation, and he has served as a prior CEO of two public companies. Rob is well suited to serve MRC Global’s existing customers’ businesses and their product needs and to identify and develop new markets and customers as the world transitions its energy infrastructure. We look forward to Rob’s leadership of MRC Global and his contributions to our company.”
Added Saltiel: “I am honored to accept the role as MRC Global’s next CEO. MRC Global is an excellent company with talented employees, a leading e-commerce platform, a global distribution network, a culture of customer service and a solid balance sheet. I look forward to working from the strong foundation established by my predecessor, Andrew Lane, and to helping our company grow for the benefit of our shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers.”