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Mueller Water Products Inc (MWA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark O'Brien

74 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

J. Scott Hall

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marietta Zakas

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Heinrichs

50 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Gregory Rogowski

58 2017 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Hassan Ali

47 2017 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Information Technology Officer

John Van Gerwen

59 2017 Senior Vice President - Operations

Michael Nancarrow

2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Shirley Franklin

72 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Hansen

69 2011 Independent Director

Jerry Kolb

82 2006 Independent Director

Bernard Rethore

76 2006 Independent Director

Lydia Thomas

73 2008 Independent Director

Michael Tokarz

68 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark O'Brien

Mr. Mark J. O'Brien is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. O’Brien serves as our Lead Director. He served as Chairman of Walter Investment Management Corp. (formerly Walter Industries’ Homes Business), a mortgage portfolio owner and mortgage originator and servicer, from 2009 through December 2015, and he served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to October 2015. Mr. O'Brien has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brier Patch Capital and Management, Inc., a real estate management and investment firm, since 2004. He served in various executive capacities at Pulte Homes, Inc., a home building company, for 21 years, retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Mr. O'Brien earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Miami.

J. Scott Hall

Mr. J. Scott Hall serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Hall has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. He served as President and CEO of Textron’s Industrial segment from December 2009 until January 2017. Mr. Hall joined Textron in 2001 as president of Tempo, a multi-facility roll-up of communication test equipment. He was named president of Greenlee in 2003 when Tempo became part of the Greenlee business unit. Prior to joining Textron, Mr. Hall had several leadership roles at General Cable, a leading manufacturer of wire and cable. Mr. Hall ran General Cable’s Canadian businesses before taking over responsibility for General Cable’s Global Communications business. Mr. Hall received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business.

Marietta Zakas

Ms. Marietta Edmunds Zakas is re designated as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Mueller Water Products, Inc., effective as of December 31, 2017. She has also been the interim head of Human Resources since January 2016. Previously, Ms. Zakas held various positions at Russell Corporation, culminating in her role as Corporate Vice President, Chief of Staff, Business Development and Treasurer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now known as Randolph College), a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Zakas is a director of Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares.

Steven Heinrichs

Mr. Steven Scott Heinrichs has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company effective August 8, 2018. Heinrichs has practiced law for almost 25 years, with both private practice and in-house experience, including legal and strategic roles as general counsel of a publicly traded company. He joins the Company from Neenah, Inc., a leading global specialty materials company, where he served as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Neenah, Inc., Mr. Heinrichs held progressive leadership positions working across multiple industries. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gregory Rogowski

Mr. Gregory S. Rogowski serves as Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Mueller Co. A subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. , since May 2009. Previously, Mr. Rogowski was President and/or Chief Executive Officer of Performance Fibers, Inc., a polyester industrial fibers business from 2004 to 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Akron and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond.

Hassan Ali

Mr. Hassan Ali serves as Senior Vice President - Engineering and Information Technology Officer of the company. He was Vice President and General Manager of Mueller Systems, LLC from November 2009 to October 2017. Previously, Mr. Ali served as General Manager, Vice President and Director of Marketing for Landis+Gyr and Director of Quality and Business Excellence at Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution. Mr Ali received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

John Van Gerwen

Mr. John H. Van Gerwen serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of the company. He was Vice President of Operations of our Infrastructure segment from May 2010 to October 2017. Previously, Mr. Van Gerwen was Vice President of Acquisition Integration at Camber Corporation, a leading provider of engineering and advanced training solutions to federal government agencies, primarily within the Department of Defense, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Van Gerwen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Michael Nancarrow

Mr. Michael S. Nancarrow is appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the company effective February 28, 2018. He has served as the Company's Senior Director, Financial Reporting and Assistant Controller since December 2014 and the Company's Director of Financial Reporting since September 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and is a certified public accountant.

Shirley Franklin

Ms. Shirley C. Franklin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Franklin serves as Executive Chair of the board of directors of Purpose Built Communities, Inc., a national non-profit organization that works to transform struggling neighborhoods into sustainable communities. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Atlanta Regional Commission on Homelessness and as Chair of the board of directors of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. From 2002 to 2010, Ms. Franklin served as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Howard University and a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Hansen

Mr. Thomas J. Hansen serves as Independent Director of Mueller Water Products, Inc. Until 2012, Mr. Hansen served as Vice Chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW”), a manufacturer of fasteners and components, consumable systems and a variety of specialty products and equipment. He joined ITW in 1980 as a sales and marketing manager of the Shakeproof Industrial Products businesses. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Hansen served as Executive Vice President of ITW. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Governors State University.

Jerry Kolb

Mr. Jerry W. Kolb serves as Independent Director of Mueller Water Products, Inc. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Kolb served as a Vice Chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a registered public accounting firm. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Kolb earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University.

Bernard Rethore

Mr. Bernard G. Rethore serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rethore has served as Chairman Emeritus of Flowserve Corporation, a manufacturer of pumps, valves, seals and components, since 2000. From January 2000 to April 2000, he served as Flowserve’s Chairman. Mr. Rethore had previously served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2008, Mr. Rethore was honored by the Outstanding Directors Exchange as an Outstanding Director of the Year, and in 2012, he was designated a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Honors) from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph P. Wharton Scholar and Fellow.

Lydia Thomas

Dr. Lydia W. Thomas Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Thomas served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Noblis, Inc., a public interest scientific research, technology and strategy company, from 1996 to 2007. She was previously with The MITRE Corporation, Center for Environment, Resources and Space, serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager from 1992 to 1996, Vice President from 1989 to 1992 and Technical Director from 1982 to 1989. In 2013, she was honored by the Outstanding Directors Exchange as an Outstanding Director of the Year. Dr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Howard University, a Master of Science degree in microbiology from American University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in cytology from Howard University.

Michael Tokarz

Mr. Michael T. Tokarz serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since 2002, Mr. Tokarz has served as a member of the Tokarz Group, LLC, an investment company. From 1996 until 2002, Mr. Tokarz served as a member of the limited liability company that serves as the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., a private equity company. In 2007, he was honored by the Outstanding Directors Exchange as an Outstanding Director of the Year. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with high distinction and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Illinois.

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