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David Craig is a decorated war veteran who served almost two decades in the United States Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. For 15 of those years, he worked for Mercedes, where he played a role in planning the delivery of the engine and transmissions for the BR167 projects, which is now their fourth-generation SUV, and did the assembly planning for the EVA2, which was the company’s first electric vehicle in the United States. He’s a skilled strategist, management consultant, planner, and implementer who is committed to the service of others. In 2019, David retired to a quiet life. Or so he thought. As he watched companies struggle with a skilled workforce shortage during the pandemic, he could not stand idly by. In August 2020, he launched Eminence Consulting & Business Solutions to help them—and it took off. The company develops advanced administrative, operational, and technical processes designed to assist clients with achieving their business vision. Founded on the premise of providing transformative client solutions, the firm leverages a unique combination of data analytics, critical thinking, strategic planning, and agile project management methodologies. Their growing number of clients is a testament to the company’s success working with automotive suppliers and distribution centers nationwide, including Volkswagen, ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems of America, Weidmüller Interface, and International Automotive Components.
Eminence’s unique problem-solving approach serves as an anchor for a business that garnered a reputation for turning problems into working solutions. It’s one that combines David’s breadth of experience as a former operation and project manager, SAP consultant, and senior project engineer with the ability to identify issues that might be holding a company back. “By applying present and future trends, I can give clients a competitive advantage and provide sustainability,” David explains. “I treat the problem, not just the symptoms because if you solve the problem, you also cure the symptoms,” he says.
David is a project management professional with bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and project management. He also holds a master’s in information technology management.
Founder & President — Eminence Consulting & Business Solutions, LLC