Mark J. O'Brien

Non-Executive Chairman

Mark O’Brien became Non-Executive Chairman in January 2018.  He has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006 and was Lead Independent Director from 2015 to 2018.  He served as Chairman of Walter Investment Management Corporation (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

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,  Mr. 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. Mr. Hall was a member of Textron’s Executive Leadership Team.

Mr. 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.

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 GCC’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, both in Canada.

Steven S. Heinrichs

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Mueller Water Products in August 2018, Mr. Heinrichs served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Neenah, Inc., a leading global specialty materials company. For the past 25 years, Mr. Heinrichs has engaged in both private practice and in-house legal counsel roles for public and private companies. Mr. Heinrichs earned 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. 

Marietta Edmunds Zakas

Executive Vice President and CFO

Marietta Edmunds Zakas became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2018.  She has directed Mueller Water Products' strategic planning, investor relations and corporate communications activities since 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Zakas spent five years with Russell Corporation, a $1.43 billion athletic apparel, footwear and equipment company prior to its 2006 acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway. Ms. Zakas held a variety of positions with Russell, culminating in her role as corporate vice president, chief of staff, business development and treasurer. From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Zakas served as corporate vice president, director of investor relations and corporate secretary for Equifax, Inc., a consumer and commercial credit reporting agency. She also served as Equifax's treasurer. Ms. Zakas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Randolph-Macon Women’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.