Officers

 
Charlie Williams
Chairman

Charlie currently serves as MPS Group Chairman. He also has served MPS Group as a board member since 1999. His duties include senior executive management and myriad corporate oversight responsibilities, including strategic planning, corporate ethics, diversity initiatives, and board and stockholder relationships.

Offering years of broad executive management experience, Charlie has served the City of Detroit and Wayne County in various capacities for more than 30 years, including posts as Chief of Staff for the mayor of Detroit and as Deputy County Executive for Wayne County. He also served as Executive Director of the Detroit Water & Sewer Department for several years and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

As a consultant to Highland Park, Michigan, he advised the Emergency Financial Manager regarding financial and administrative matters. In 2006, Charlie was appointed to a six-year term with the Wayne County Airport Authority Board, which is the governing agency for the world's 15th busiest airport. He also currently serves as an audit committee member for Magna Entertainment, a publicly listed corporation.

Charlie's enthusiasm, judgment and experience assure solid governance for the challenges and opportunities the MPS Group faces now and in the future.

 
Edward L. Schwartz
President and Chief Executive Officer

Serving as President of MPS Group, Inc. since March 2010, Ed Schwartz is responsible for daily operations, sales and marketing, strategic direction and financial performance. Overall objective is to lead MPS Group towards its ambitious growth expectations.

Mr. Schwartz has an impressive background including over twenty years of international executive leadership experience. During his career, Mr. Schwartz has successfully managed multiple businesses across diverse end-markets, including automotive, aerospace, consumer, energy, information technology and industrial.

Mr. Schwartz formerly worked as an Executive Vice President for the TriMas Corporation which is a $1 billion diversified manufacturer of highly-engineered consumer and industrial products. As the Executive Vice President, Mr. Schwartz's responsibilities were supported by 3,600 employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Prior to TriMas Corporation, Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice President of Philips Electronics. His most recent responsibility as Regional Managing Director of American Philips-LG included a $750 million picture tube business. During his 13-year career at Philips, Mr. Schwartz lived abroad in Germany and the Netherlands.

Mr. Schwartz was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was raised in Indiana. He attended Purdue University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1984. He also attended Indiana University earning a Partnership for Management Development certification in 1994.

Presently, Mr. Schwartz resides in Commerce Township with his wife and two children.

 
 
Darrin Stafford
Chief Operating Officer

Assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2013, Darrin Stafford oversees daily operation of MPS Group's industrial, facilities and environmental services and is responsible for the company's sales and marketing activities.

Darrin brings a customer- and people-focused ideology, effective financial margin management and robust operational processes to his role as COO. Immersed in the environmental services industry for more than 22 years, including 17 years with MPS Group, he is familiar with all aspects of the business. Darrin began his tenure at MPS Group in 1997 as a Project Manager, followed by Group Manager - Environmental Services Division, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, General Manager of Facilities Management and, most recently, General Manager of the Industrial & Facilities Services group. Prior to joining MPS Group, he served as an Environmental Scientist at Metcalf & Eddy, managing various environmental consulting projects.

Darrin earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Environment Health Management from Ferris State University and holds a graduate certificate in Hazardous Waste Management from Wayne State University. He currently resides in Brighton with his wife and two children.

 
 
Brian T. Susko
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Brian Susko's responsibilities include direct oversight of the Company's administrative operations including finance and accounting, purchasing, risk management, information technology and tax. Brian also manages the Company's banking relationships and is involved in the review and analysis of potential strategic partners.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oakland University and his Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, consolidations, cash management, financial forecasting and modeling. Prior to joining MPS Group, Inc., Brian spent the past 10 years in various Finance and Management positions with Ferrous Processing and Trading, LLC, Soave Enterprises, LLC and Inland Waters Pollution and Control, Inc.

Brian is a member of the AICPA and MACPA and currently sits on the Boards of Garden City Hospital and GCH Assurance Company Limited, and Chair's the Finance Committee for Garden City Hospital.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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