Special Projects, Business Management
Accounting, Government Contracts Expert, Project Management
28 years of experience in the lighting electrical
As a Master Electrician with nearly 30 years of experience in commercial and governmental lighting services, this vice president and founding partner does more than sit at conference tables.
Mike personally supervises LMI’s project design and estimation processes, then coordinates and executes technical operations, making sure his 130-member team and 200+ piece of equipment inventory support the company’s customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He also stays involved in LMI’s marketing, fleet management, strategic alliances, engineering, technology development, and overall business development. He began his successful career by joining his father’s lighting business shortly after graduation.
In 1991, he and his wife Hilary founded their own company and built it into the $17 million enterprise it is today. Licensed in multiple states and counties and familiar with governmental procurement guidelines, Mike has guided LMI through county and state bidding processes to procure contracts for the construction and maintenance of more than 200,000 lights in the metropolitan DC area.
During the past decade, Mike has closely followed the emergence of LED lighting technology, from factory training to technical discussions with engineers and manufacturers. He is well equipped to select the proper LED fixtures for any situation, such as sports lighting, commercial lighting, or roadway applications. He has also negotiated teaming agreements with some of the country’s largest corporations and developed customized software for applications such as inventorying almost 90 percent of Virginia’s roadway lights in less than 8 weeks.
On a personal note, Mike makes a point of getting outdoors as much as he can, kayaking, biking, and ATV riding are a few local activities he enjoys. In early July, he goes backpacking and mountain climbing in Colorado for the past decade
Project Acquisition and Special Project Management
Project Management, Estimating, Operations Manager, Electrician
26 Years in the lighting/electrical industry
MBA–credentialed finance executive, expert in improving business operations. Value creator and effective leader with reputation for integrity, results, and attainment of business, revenue, expense, and profit targets for leading organizations. Extensive background in Federal/State/County government contracting, DCAA audits, and indirect billing rates. 18+ years of experience with classified/unclassified construction operations inside and outside of the US. Holds Secret Security clearance.
Budgeting · Profit & Loss · Forecasting · Joint Ventures · Audits · Internal/Financial Controls · Change Agent · Financial Reporting · Risk Management · Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) · Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) · Shared Services · Project Management · Cost–Benefit Analysis · Payables & Receivables · Policy Development · Expense Control · Collections · Inventory Management · M&As HR · IT Strategy · Business Models
Master of Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science Degree, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, MI
Started with LMI in 2017
All facets of Accounting
Accounts Payable Specialist
Payables, Customer Service, Billing, Credit & Collections, Multi-Tasking, Organization, and Time Management
16 years in Accounting
Accounting, Payroll, Job Costing, Organization, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, HTML, IT, Photoshop, Email Marketing, Branding, and Knowledge of LMI’s History
1 Year in Accounts Payable, 1 Year in Accounts Receivable, 5 Years in Marketing 1 Year in the Payroll Industry
Business Development and Estimating Projects
Sales Management, Estimating Electrical, Road Construction, General Contracting Projects, and Project Management
25 Years in construction, 16 Years in electrical
Highly motivated supervisor who has worked in the utility industry for over 20 years. Hold myself and team members accountable and strive for the highest standards, not only in workmanship but also in safety and integrity. Take ownership in the organization’s goals and push daily to go beyond what is expected. Create new initiatives and consistently look to broaden the span of work and increase productivity. Consistently optimistic and a critical thinker.
Certified trainer for Altec and Versa-Lift aerial equipment, Forklift certified, T.W.I.C certified, Maryland CDL A license, Certified Master Gas Fitter, Previously held TS/SI security clearance (Allied Signal), Coordinate all training for new hires such as CPR, OSHA, and Mechanized Equipment
Train and coach employees into success through encouragement, guidance and setting expectations early on and to meet goals in a timely manner. Hold monthly Safety Stand-Down team meetings to communicate pertinent information such as Miss U laws, corporate and customer expectations.
Having played an active role in the design and development of projects such as “The Arundel Mills Mall”, “Columbia Mall Expansion and Renovation”, “The Annapolis Town Center at Parole”, “Waugh Chapel South” and other project throughout the country, the experience in working with Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Construction Managers of the highest caliber, gaining knowledge of critical planning, budget development, procurement, scheduling and completion of projects has proven to be a rewarding challenge and achievement in my career. Paying attention to details and meeting today challenges with tomorrows technology has always been a key element in providing customers with a quality installation with the satisfaction of having delivered a quality project on schedule and within budget.
Taking an active role in the management of projects, concern for customer relationships and the internal unity of all company personnel, to provide the highest quality performance and professionalism to the Electrical Industry, contractors and customers that can be achieved. Providing the expertise and guidance from years of experience in a diverse and evolving industry to provide complete and professional services and installations.
Role at LMI
Project Manager, Estimating and Design
Licensed – Maryland Statewide Master Electrician, Project Management, Estimating, Electrical Design, Utility Design for Power and Communications Distribution, Leadership Skills include managing of multiple sub-contractors for Mechanical, Electrical, Traffic Signal, Site Lighting and Dry Utility Infra-structure installation.
Years in Industry
Over 40 years specializing in Commercial Project Development, lighting, electrical, and power distribution infra-structure.
Year Started at LMI
Service and Project Management, Dispatching, Estimating, Customer Relations, Business Development
Licensed Electrician Since 2008, NCCCO Certified, Crane Operator, Estimating
14 years specializing in lighting, electrical, and power distribution systems
Hampton Roads Operations Manager
Licensed Electrician Master Electrician, Chief Electrical Inspector, Estimating, Project Management, Leadership Skills
13 years specializing in lighting, electrical, and power distribution systems
New Customer Inquiries and Set-up, Service Requests, and Night Inspection Program
Managing the flow of the Service Department from prospective customer inquiries to service to invoicing
Operations Manager of Rockville, MD
Lighting Technician, Operations Manager, Motivator, Trouble Shooter
Ensure all Web and IT needs are met and maintained
IT Support and Web Design
5 years in IT Support and 3 years in Web Design
Project Manager, Traffic Supervisor, Streetlight Supervisor
IMSA Traffic Signal III, Traffic Design and Development, Streetlight Development