About Us

CDE is managed by Dennis Emberling, CEO. His forty-year career as an internationally-known management consultant has included engagements with companies from small to Fortune 100. His innovations in management science and organizational development are in use all over the world, including the United Nations Development Program. He is also an authority on distributed solar, having consulted for solar companies in California for seven years. He is a member of the California Intergovernmental Task Force on Consumer Protection and regularly advises the California Public Utility Commission. He was trained as a mathematician, and he has decades of experience in all aspects of business finance.

CDE’s Chief Financial Officer is David Shimon, a founder and former owner of a commercial bank in Maryland, serving on its loan committee and board of directors. He also founded a $60 M technical company and served as its board chairman. He has had many years of experience in guiding young companies to success. In recent years, he has owned and operated Florida solar company. David is very active in and a regular speaker for many community groups that feed the elderly and provide services in under-developed empowerment zones in Florida.

The Chief Operating Officer of CDE is Michael D. Miner of Jackson, Tennessee. He served 24 years in the US Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a disabled veteran. He is an expert on quantitative analysis, statistics, decision making, and strategic planning. He recently retired from the U. S. Customs and Border Protection Agency as Director of enterprise Reporting and Data Systems. Michael holds a Master of Arts in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. His undergraduate degree (general engineering with a concentration in Mathematics and Economics) was obtained from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics for American Military University/American Public University. He established and operates a real estate development company in Jackson, Tennessee that builds quality, affordable, energy-efficient, and accessible homes for aging adults and Americans with disabilities.

Our Vice President of Planning is John C. Meyer, Jr., senior partner of SynEnergy, a consulting firm engaged in strategic planning, business management, and business case analysis for commercial and government clients. Last year, his firm contracted to redesign the Air Force’s largest command, the Air Combat Command. The previous year, he conducted an economic impact analysis that resulted in governmental approval for over $560M of residential construction projects. He was chairman of the Gloucester County, Virginia Board of Supervisors, so is able to contribute knowledge and insight into the operations of local governments. John is a combat veteran and former Air Force Colonel.

Our VP of Logistics is Nissim Levy, Ret. Brigadier General, Israel Police. Nissim graduated from Haifa University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in National Security from Haifa University and Israel National Defense College (INDC) in collaboration with Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He has an extensive background in management and logistics. Nissim dealt with the development of various projects, research and development, and logistics operations.