Meet the Management

David Knight

David Knight

Chief Executive Officer

David is chief executive officer, president, and co-founder of Mission Critical Services, Inc. (MCS). David has been in the business of applied systems engineering of power, controls, and automation systems for 36 years. David brings to MCS a robust background in total applied services of mission critical electrical and mechanical systems and facilities-wide automation integration with life safety and security systems. David brings more than 30 years of executive management experience to MCS, having worked in both public and private corporations. David has a consistent, proven track record of building company performance by developing highly motivated work teams that have impressive experience and excellent customer relationships. David is also co-founder and board member for the 7×24 Exchange Carolinas chapter.

Recent executive management experience includes:

  • chief executive officer of Integrated Power Solutions, Inc.
  • president and chief operating officer of Fountain Powerboat Industries
  • vice president and general manager of Invensys Energy Services
  • area general manager of Invensys PLC
  • branch general manager at Siebe Environmental Controls
  • branch general manager at Robertshaw, Inc.
Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Vice President of Operations

Chris is Vice President of Operations, and co-founder of Mission Critical Services Inc. Prior to starting MCS Chris was responsible for overseeing the daily mission critical Operations at Integrated Power Solutions. Chris had spent 10 years operating and owning his own business as a General Contractor specializing in mission critical government contracts. Previous to this, Chris worked in the telecom industry as mission critical Technical specialist for Bellsouth. Chris also was a member of the Florida National Guard where he gained his mission critical background experience as an Electronic Technical Engineer.