Key Personnel – CVG Strategy Subject Matter Experts

Key Personnel

The founders are considered CVG  Strategy’s Key Personnel.  A brief background on our senior team is included here, for more detailed information please contact us.

Cindy V. Gholston

Founder and President

Key PersonnelMrs. Gholston brings more than 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and operations from industries such as technology, consumer products and services, and logistics.

“Workflow process improvement projects, training programs, and best practices at Sony Electronics, BAX Global, Capital One, and other small manufacturers.”

Familiar with growth and changing environments, she has spent the majority of her professional career working in divisions of well-known companies during times of transition.

Her contributions on workflow process improvement projects, training programs, and best practices at Sony Electronics, BAX Global, Capital One, and other small manufacturers are evident in her quest to help organizations with continual improvement. Having worked in various sales channels with tangible and service-oriented products, her diverse background enables her to provide a fresh perspective to clients on solutions.

She has been certified by the Export Compliance Training Institute in both ITAR & EAR as an accredited Export Compliance Professional and manages CVG Strategy’s ITAR & Export Compliance Program. In addition, she is an Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 13485:2016 with FDA QSR.

Mrs. Gholston earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Pepperdine University – Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Kevin M. Gholston

Vice President

Key PersonnelMr. Gholston is a highly respected senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience with technology and defense projects.

Most recently as CEO of EDAK, Inc., he was responsible for its explosive growth and market-leading position providing military grade electronic enclosures for C4ISR, Electronic Warfare and Satcom Systems.  His work with environmental compliance in accordance with MIL-STD-810 was critical to the success at EDAK.

One of his key projects while Director of North American Sales at Multiplex, was his contribution to the optical network upgrade on the NRAO Expanded Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico.  The same technology is currently being deployed on the ALMA System in Chile, the largest astronomical project in existence.

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Additional technologies in his portfolio include opto-electronic components, telecom equipment, and computer systems.

His in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and distribution processes can be credited to prior key positions held as President & CEO, General Manager, Director of Sales and Operations, and Director of Customer Service & Technical Support.

Mr. Gholston’s broad scope of understanding the complexities and challenges of small-to-medium size companies come from his proven track record of being at the forefront of restructuring organizations, maximizing growth potential, and delivering profitable solutions.

His experience lends itself to practical solutions while he manages the Quality and Process Improvement disciplines for CVG Strategy. His training includes certification from Equipment Reliability Institute’s MIL-STD-810 Program as well as Export Compliance Training Institute ITAR accredited Export Compliance Professional. In addition, he is an Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO 13485:2016 with FDA QSR, ISO 27001:2013 along with an AAR (Association of American Railroads) M-1002/M-1003 QA Lead Auditor.

Additional Information on other Key Personnel is available upon request. Please contact us for more detailed background information on our Key Personnel.

Organizations that CVG Strategy and its associates have memberships:

  • ASQ – American Society of Quality
  • AUSA – Association of the United States Army
  • EDC – Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEST – Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
  • NDIA – National Defense Industry Association

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