Displaying a genuine commitment to excellence and professional integrity, Rick Brockhaus manages Soave Enterprises’ accounting, finance and treasury departments. He serves as corporate liaison with the company’s investment bankers, senior credit lenders and leasing entities. Mr. Brockhaus also coordinates acquisition valuations, capital structure, financial planning and cash management for all of Soave’s affiliated entities.
Throughout 20-plus years with Soave Enterprises, Mr. Brockhaus has gained experience in financial planning, acquisition valuation, general accounting, and treasury management. He began his career serving in various financial roles with City Management from 1991 through 1998, and served as Soave’s Corporate Controller prior to being promoted to Treasurer.
Mr. Brockhaus earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Recently, Ed has taken an expanded role at Soave Enterprises, LLC as President of the Industrial Group. The businesses under his direct responsibility include Ferrous Processing and Trading Company and MPS Group, Inc.
Additionally serving as President and CEO of MPS Group, Inc. since March 2010, Ed 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 3,000 employees throughout North American, 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.