Mueller Water Products, Inc. announced that Stephen C. Van Arsdell was appointed to its board of directors.
Mr. Van Arsdell is a former senior partner of Deloitte LLP, where he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Quality Officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“D&T”), Deloitte’s accounting, auditing, capital markets, and risk advisory subsidiary, from June of 2010 through June of 2012. As CEO of D&T, he was fully responsible for leading a multi-billion dollar professional practice with over 15,000 professionals.
Mr. Van Arsdell was also a member of Deloitte’s board and its Executive Committee, the senior management body of the U.S. Firm, participating actively in the development and execution of the Firm’s strategic initiatives both in the U.S. and globally. As a member of the Global Audit Leadership Team, he travelled extensively to participate in the development of the strategic plans for and in the oversight of Deloitte’s global audit practice.
Since 2015, Mr. Van Arsdell has been a member of the Audit Committee of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and, since 2017, a member of the First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Audit Committee (serving as its Chair), Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Advisory Committee. He also is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois and a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance, of which he is a past Chair.
Mr. Van Arsdell earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as a James Scholar and his Master of Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois.
“Steve’s extensive executive leadership experience, superb accounting and financial skills, and well-recognized record of business success, add further strength to our Board,” said Mark O’Brien, Chairman of the Board of Mueller Water Products. Scott Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “I believe Steve’s participation on the board will be invaluable to us as we continue to position the Company for growth.”