Rich Thompson


Chairperson of the Board
MST Steel Corp

Rich Thompson is a well-established businessman in the community. He has served as President of MST Steel Corporation since 1998 where he is responsible for sales, purchasing and overall management of the company. Rich began his career with MST as Slitter/Cold Reducing Mill Operator. He has also served as a Plant Manager and Vice President prior to becoming president of the corporation. Rich is responsible for expanding MST Steel from a single location to multiple locations and increasing sales by 150%. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in Economics.

For many years, Rich and his family have been generous donors to Covenant House. The Thompson family firmly believes in helping others and this is something that he is passing on to his children. He is passionate about his commitment to the CHM mission, serving on the board and using his experience to further advance the goal of bettering the lives homeless and at risk youth. He was appointed a member of the Covenant House Michigan Board of Directors in December 2010.

Rich’s hobbies and interests include fishing, hunting, and farming. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children.