On June 27, Houston-based pipes, valves and fittings distributor MRC Global announced the appointment of Emily Shields as senior vice president of sustainability and assistant general counsel.

Shields has been with MRC Global since 2013 as a leader in the company’s litigation and compliance efforts as well as other corporate matters including labor and employment, and health, safety and environment as the assistant general counsel and compliance officer.

“This newly created role, reporting directly to me and expanding the executive leadership team, reflects MRC Global’s commitment to sustainability and its growing importance to our company,” said Rob Saltiel, MRC Global’s president and CEO. “Ms. Shields recently led the publication of our fifth Environmental, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance Report, incorporating improved data integrity and progress metrics. In her new role, Ms. Shields will also lead MRC Global’s worldwide safety program and communications functions. Her broad experience will add a new dimension to the executive leadership team, and I look forward to her contributions.”

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