Legacy Council Profiles

For entrepreneurs, creating a legacy goes beyond financial success. It reflects how you impact your industry, community and the lives of your employees. It’s about what you build, who you help along the way — and how you’ll continue to influence others.

Dr. Nancy Crews
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc.
Pinellas Park, Florida

Legacy Council Leaders

 Dr. Nancy P. Crews is CEO and owner of Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. (CME). Based in Pinellas Park, Florida, CME is an electronic and electrical designer and manufacturer of power management, distribution equipment, sensors, and test and calibration equipment. 

With a strong culture of giving back, CME’s community involvement includes Toys for Tots, the Great American Teach In, Middle-School Science Day, assisting schools with robotics competitions, and teaching elementary students about solar energy (solar4STEM.com). 

In addition, Nancy is actively involved in the Tampa Bay community. She is the treasurer of GrowFL’s executive committee, a member of the Pinellas County Economic Development advisory board and the Virginia Tech Honors College’s scholarship committee.

She is a past member of the University of South Florida’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering advisory board and the University of Florida’s Department of Chemistry advisory board. Holding a doctorate in chemistry from Virginia Tech, Nancy is a former adjunct professor at National Louis University where she taught courses on business, marketing and strategy.

Prior to starting CME, Nancy was a senior manager at Lockheed Martin Specialty Components Inc. She also worked for Eastman Kodak Corp. in a variety of managerial positions, including marketing director, program manager, product development manager and research scientist. Over the years, she has gleaned a long list of awards, including Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2019 BusinessWoman of the Year and being a 2018 Florida Companies to Watch honoree.