Steve Edwards founded Edwards Industries (d/b/a; Edwards Performance Solutions) in 1997 to provide tailored business services that result in greater operational performance. Since its inception, he has devoted himself and the company to specializing in the implementation of proven processes and methodologies, as well as emerging technologies and tools to drive mission success for commercial businesses, Government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
As Founder and member of the Corporate Board, Steve focuses on strategies that build relationships and leverage market conditions to promote corporate growth, while holding true to the company vision and fundamental values.
“Edwards was founded and built based on two of my guiding principles: business morality/ethics and employee empowerment. The success of Edwards hinges on trust and integrity in our business practices. My personal faith in the Lord guides me in all that I do, as such, we aspire to the highest level of ethics and moral principles. Our employees are the reason we succeed; therefore, I always want to create an environment where employees are engaged and given the resources to achieve their full potential – making Edwards the best place to be employed,” states Steve Edwards.
Mr. Edwards is the originator of many of the methodologies used by the company, as well as the primary or contributing author to many of the training courses/books the company offers. He is also active in many industry relevant organizations, including: the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Baltimore Committee, and BWI Partnership.
Steve firmly believes that community involvement leverages community strength – bringing out the best that each contributes. Steve serves on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – Baltimore Area Council (BAC). Mr. Edwards is an Eagle Scout (class of 1974), an active member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), and recipient of the NESA Outstand Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) for exceptional and progressive local achievement.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Maryland, as well as degree certificates in Engineering Technology and Biomedical Electronics Technology.