William D. O'Hagan, 66, passed away last month after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
D. O'Hagan, 66, passed away last month after a year-long battle with
lung cancer. Harvey L. Karp, Chairman of Mueller Industries, Inc., issued the
"We are deeply saddened
to report the loss of William D. O'Hagan. Our company has lost a dear friend,
an inspirational leader and a man of the highest ethics and integrity. Our
thoughts and prayers are with Bill's wife, June, and his family. Our deepest
sympathies go out to them."
O’Hagan was diagnosed with
lung cancer in October 2007. The company announced Sept. 16 O’Hagan would step
down from full-time duties at Mueller effective Dec. 31 to concentrate on his
Greg L. Christopher, Chief
Operating Officer, who had previously been appointed CEO effective Jan. 1,
2009, will take the position effective immediately.
"He was a great friend, mentor and leader to our
industry,” said Christopher. “He was an individual whose involvement in
our lives will leave lasting memories for many years to
Based in Memphis, Mueller
Industries manufacturers copper tube and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod,
bar and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impact
extrusions; plastic fittings and valves; refrigeration valves and fittings; and
fabricated tubular products.