Art Shelton joined Houston-based master distributor Global Stainless Supply Aug. 16 as president and chief operating officer. He oversees GSS and its subsidiary companies: Forgings, Flanges & Fittings and Global Pipe Supply. Bill Bootz, former president and CEO, has left the company.

“Art brings to this position more than 30 years’ experience in the supply of products to the energy sector,” said John Howard, GSS director and interim CEO. “We believe his knowledge, expertise and professionalism will be cornerstones to our continued growth of the Global companies.”

Supply House Timesfeatured GSS as its cover story in August 2010. Our article chronicled the growth of the company from its start in 2002 to its acquisition of master distributor Forgings, Flanges & Fittings in 2006. The majority owner of the company is Sumitomo Corp. of America. GSS sales in 2010 were $150 million. More information on the company can be found