Posted February 14, 2022

MRC Global chair to retire

MRC Global Inc. chairman Rhys J. Best plans to retire in May upon completing his term as a director at the annual meeting.

Rhys Best Bob Wood
Rhys Best Bob Wood

The board of directors has selected Robert L. (Bob) Wood to be its next chairman, effective and contingent upon his re-election as a director at the annual meeting.

“We thank Rhys for his 15 years of dedicated service to MRC Global and his significant contributions to the company through his role as a board director," said Rob Saltiel, President and CEO and board member of MRC Global. "Rhys joined our board in 2007 while we were a private company, and his tenure has notably included the formation of MRC Global and our initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. Rhys has previously served as chairman of the board’s compensation committee and as lead director, and he was elected as our first independent Chairman of the Board in 2016. We are grateful for the leadership and counsel Rhys has provided and wish him the very best in his retirement from our board."

Wood joined the board in 2015 and has been serving as chairman of the board’s compensation committee since 2016.

"Bob’s experience with MRC Global and his deep knowledge of the downstream industry will be greatly beneficial to our company as our new chairman of the board," Saltiel said.