CHICAGO MRC Global Inc.
has tapped industry veteran Scott A. Hutchinson to serve in the
newly created role of executive vice president of its Canada
region, effectively immediately, as the company reorganizes its
operations in North America.
The Houston-based pipe, valves
and fittings distributor said that Hutchinson, who began his
career with MRC in 1984, will replace Rick Endersby, senior
vice president of its Canada region, who is retiring.
Hutchinson will relocate to
Calgary, Alberta, and report directly to MRC chairman and chief
executive officer Andrew R. Lane. The move reflects the
importance of Canadas oil sands, heavy oil development
and shale market to the company, Lane said in a statement
Before being tapped to head
MRCs operations in Canada, Hutchinson held several
leadership roles at the company. He most recently served as
executive vice president of North American operations.
"Scotts 25-plus years of
operations and project experience will add a new dimension to
the leadership and our plans for growth in Canada," Lane
Hutchisons new role also
triggered a reorganization of MRCs North America
Operations group, the company said. That reorganization will
see Jim Underhill serve as executive vice president and chief
operating officer of the companys U.S. operations while
continuing to oversee global operational processes, information
systems, safety, quality and marketing. MRCs three U.S.
regions will report to Underhill, the company said.