Board of Directors

Charlie Williams

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.

Yale Levin

Mr. Levin is an operations and accounting expert who joined Soave Enterprises in 1991 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of City Management Corporation. His business acumen and steadfast focus on long-term value growth helped City Management become Michigan's largest independent waste disposal company and an industry leader in environmental practices and community responsibility. Since its sale in 1998, Mr. Levin has led the development of the Soave portfolio to its current form. He also has direct responsibility for the metals recycling group among others.

Mr. Levin is a graduate of Michigan State University, a Certified Public Accountant and spent 25 years as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before joining Soave, he also served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Highland Superstores.

Heavily involved in the community, Mr. Levin is a member of several boards and committees including those at the Detroit Medical Center, Cloverhill Park Cemetery, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Jewish Welfare Federation, among others.

Ronald E. Hall

Ron Hall is President and Chief Executive Officer at Bridgewater Interiors, LLC. Bridgewater is an automotive interiors manufacturing firm, specializing in just-in-time assembly, sequencing, and delivery of seating systems. It employs more than 2,400 people at four facilities in the U.S. Ron has been with the company in various roles of increasing responsibility since 2007, succeeding his father, company founder Ron Hall, Sr., in 2015.

A lawyer by training, Ron spent the first portion of his civilian career as a Detroit-based associate attorney at Dykema, PLLC, a prominent business law firm.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Darrow Scholar, received the Book Award for excellence in Administrative Law, and served as an associate editor on the Michigan Journal of International Law.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Political Economy from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and served several years on active duty as a field artillery officer in the US Army. He attained the rank of captain and, among other awards, was decorated for meritorious service in the Persian Gulf War.