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Corporate
Governance

Board of Directors

Gregory E. Hyland

Executive Chairman

Gregory E. Hyland has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017.  He served as Chairman of the Board from 2006-2017 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2017. Mr. Hyland served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walter Energy, Inc. from  September 2005 until December 2006. From June to September 2005, Mr. Hyland served as President, U.S. Fleet Management Solutions of Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, and from 2004 to 2005 he served as its Executive Vice President.  He earned his Bachelor's and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

Chairperson Chair of the Executive Committee

J. Scott Hall

President and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Hall is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mueller Water Products, Inc. and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Mueller Water Products in 2017, Hall was President and CEO of Textron’s Industrial segment, which is comprised of Textron Specialized Vehicles, Textron Tools & Test, Jacobsen and Kautex. He also led the Textron Tools & Test division, a group of companies within the Textron Industrial segment that produce professional grade tools and test equipment. Hall was a member of Textron’s Executive Leadership Team.

Hall is a trustee on the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Board of Trustees, a leading business research and executive education organization and advocate for manufacturing interests. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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, Hall had several leadership roles at General Cable, a leading manufacturer of wire and cable. Hall ran General Cable’s Canadian businesses before taking over responsibility for GCC’s Global Communications business.

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, both in Canada.

Member Member of the Executive Committee

 

Shirley C. Franklin

Shirley C. Franklin has been a member of our board of directors since November 2010. Ms. Franklin serves as the 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.

Member Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee

Member Member of the Environment Health & Safety Committee

Thomas J. Hansen

Thomas J. Hansen has been a member of our board of directors since October 2011. 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.

Member Member of the Audit Committee

Member Member of the Environment Health & Safety Committee

Jerry W. Kolb

Jerry W. Kolb has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006. 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 from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University.

Chairperson Chair of the Audit Committee

MemberMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

MemberMember of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee

 

Mark J. O'Brien

Mark J. O’Brien has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006. 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.

MemberMember of the Audit Committee (ex officio)

MemberMember of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee (ex    officio)

MemberMember of the Environment Health & Safety Committee (ex officio)

MemberMember of the Executive Committee (ex officio)

MemberMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (ex    officio)

Bernard G. Rethore

Bernard G. Rethore has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006. 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.

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Member Member of the Audit Committee

Member Member of the Executive Committee

Dr. Lydia W. Thomas

Lydia W. Thomas has been a member of our board of directors since January 2008. 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.

Chairperson Chair of the Environment Health & Safety Committee 

Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Michael T. Tokarz

Michael T. Tokarz has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006. Since 2002, he 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.

Chairperson Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee

Member Member of the Executive Committee

Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee