Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

Herb Mueller

Chief Executive Officer

Herb is the fourth-generation owner. His humility, self-deprecating humor, commitment to the community and passion for service have made him a beloved figure among the company’s customers and employees – and his business acumen has made Mueller an unqualified success in a competitive market.

Herb Mueller became president of the company in 1975 and has been the owner and CEO since 1992. He succeeded his father, John; his grandfather, Herb; and his great-grandfather, John, who started the company in 1875.

Prior to purchasing the company from his father, Herb worked for Mueller in a variety of roles, beginning around age 10 when he waxed the company’s delivery truck for $1.50. He eventually was promoted to oversee all roofing sales, and Mueller has grown to become the leading distributor of roofing products in Greater Cincinnati.

Herb and his wife reside in West Chester, Ohio. They have three children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Herb is an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman.

Scott Fritsch


Scott has spent virtually his entire professional career at Mueller, working in a variety of roles from cleaning and stocking shelves to overseeing operations at six branches. That experience, combined with a commitment to continuing his education through product training, gives Scott a unique insight into the building industry and Mueller’s place in it. He leads the operations department with an eye toward consistently providing excellent customer service.

A Lockland native, Scott began working at Mueller part-time while in high school. He has since worked in a variety of sales positions, including overseeing all residential construction sales. He has been a member of the company’s senior leadership team since 2008, served as the VP of Operations from 2013-2016, and has been President of the company since July of 2016.

Scott and his family reside in a suburb north of Cincinnati. His hobbies include hunting, working on his farm and playing golf and softball.

Hugh Hillix

Senior Vice President

Hugh has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the building supply industry, and his knowledge of the industry as a whole and the tri-state region in particular make him a decided asset to Mueller’s customers.

In his current role, Hugh oversees the marketing and outside sales teams for Mueller, including both residential and commercial sales. He began his career at P&W Supply in Fairborn, Ohio, as a commercial sales representative, and he served as general manager for nearly 10 years. When Mueller purchased P&W Supply, Hugh joined the Mueller leadership team as a regional sales manager. He was promoted to his current role in 2008.

Hugh played basketball at Anderson College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management. He remains an avid sports fan. He is married with three children, and they reside in Centerville, Ohio.

Mike O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Mike has more than 25 years of Accounting and Financial Management experience. He has a diverse background that includes positions in the Hospitality, Retail and Manufacturing industries. In his current role Mike oversees the Accounting, Finance, and Human Resources functions.

He began his management career at Steinberg’s as an Assistant Controller for 10 years. He then moved to HeaterMeals as a Controller. After 5 years he was promoted to CFO and remained there until the company was purchased by a foreign public company.

Mike earned a BSBA in Accounting from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. He is married with three children and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an avid sports fan and continues to play soccer year round.