Ralph Mueller, 71, founder and former president of Columbia Winnelson Co. (Columbia, MO) died Oct. 23.
Mueller, 71, founder and former president of Columbia Winnelson Co. (Columbia, MO)
died Oct. 23.
Mueller formerly was president of Jefferson City Winnelson
Co., also in Missouri, and in 1992 founded Columbia Winnelson, where he served
as president for 15 years.
During his tenure, he sponsored the startup of other companies in the Win Group
In 2007, he transitioned into other roles at Columbia Winnelson
where he could continue to share his experience and enthusiasm for the
wholesaling business. He remained on the company’s board of directors.
“Ralph was a true entrepreneur and highly regarded in our
organization. He was an inspiration for all of us,” saidMonte Salsman, chief
operating officer at WinWholesale (Dayton,