Our Team

Hilary Yoder

President

Michael Yoder

Vice President

Richard Yoder

Operations Manager

Phil Tonolli

Director of Purchasing

John Z. Windsor, Jr.

Director of Business Development

Amy Grover

Senior Operations Director

Michele Russell

Staff Accountant

Ashleigh Yoder

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Bernaly Urso

Accounts Payable Specialist

Darin Walker

Director of Fleet Services

Mark Murphy

Safety Manager

Ronald Russell

Web & IT Administrator

Jeff Bateman

Director of Service

Diane Hemphill

Assistant Service Manager

Charles Pippin

Operations Manager – Rockville

Aaron Greene

Southern Virginia Operations Manager

Jeff McCleary

Service Operations Manager – NoVA

Harry ‘Darnell’ Stevens

Traffic Signal Foreman

Hilary Yoder

Role at LMI

Special Projects, Business Management

Key Skillset

Accounting, Government Contracts Expert, Project Management

Years in Industry

28 years of experience in the lighting electrical

Year Started at LMI

1991

Michael Yoder

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

Richard Yoder

Role at LMI

Project Acquisition and Special Project Management

Key Skillset

Project Management, Estimating, Operations Manager, Electrician

Years in Industry

26 Years in the lighting/electrical industry

Year Started at LMI

1991

Phil Tonolli

Role at LMI

Purchasing – getting the best price for the best material. Manage warehouse and inventories

Key Skillset

Knowledge of all aspects of what LMI does to be able to search out and make purchases for LMI’s needs.

Years in Industry

44 – 29 in automotive, service, management, inventory control 15 years electrical

Year Started at LMI

2000

John Z. Windsor, Jr.

Role at LMI

Business Development and Estimating Projects

Key Skillset

Sales Management, Estimating Electrical, Road Construction, General Contracting Projects, and Project Management

Years in Industry

25 Years in construction, 16 Years in electrical

Year Started at LMI

2015

Amy Grover

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

Michele Russell

Role at LMI

Staff Accountant

Key Skillset

All facets of Accounting

Years in Industry

25+

Year Started at LMI

2016

Ashleigh Yoder

Role at LMI

Accounts Receivable

Key Skillset

Accounting, Payroll, Job Costing, Organization, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, HTML, IT, Photoshop, Email Marketing, Branding, and Knowledge of LMI’s History

Years in Industry

1 Year in Accounts Payable, 1 Year in Accounts Receivable, 5 Years in Marketing 1 Year in the Payroll Industry

Year Started at LMI

2007

Bernaly Urso

Role at LMI

Accounts Payable Specialist

Key Skillset

Payables, Customer Service, Billing, Credit & Collections, Multi-Tasking, Organization, and Time Management

Years in Industry

16 years in Accounting

Year Started at LMI

2016

Darin Walker

Role at LMI

Fleet, Fueling Cost, Driver Files, Drug Testing, Registrations & Tags, Insurance, Analyze DriveCam, DOT Compliance, and Vehicle Purchasing.

Key Skillset

Fleet Management, Operation Management, Fueling Cost, Driver Files, Drug Testing, Registrations & Tags, Insurance, Analyze DriveCam, DOT Compliance, and Vehicle Purchasing.

Years in Industry

30 Years in the Fleet Industry

Year Started at LMI

2014

Mark Murphy

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.

Ronald Russell

Role at LMI

Ensure all Web and IT needs are met and maintained

Key Skillset

IT Support and Web Design

Years in Industry

5 years in IT Support and 3 years in Web Design

Year Started at LMI

2012

Jeff Bateman

Role at LMI

Service and Project Management, Dispatching, Estimating, Customer Relations, Business Development

Key Skillset

Licensed Electrician Since 2008, NCCCO Certified, Crane Operator, Estimating

Years in Industry

14 years specializing in lighting, electrical, and power distribution systems

Year Started at LMI

2004

Diane Hemphill

Role at LMI

New Customer Inquiries and Set-up, Service Requests, and Night Inspection Program

Key Skillset

Managing the flow of the Service Department from prospective customer inquiries to service to invoicing

Years in Industry

11

Year Started at LMI

2011

Charles Pippin

Role at LMI

Operations Manager of Rockville, MD

Key Skillset

Lighting Technician, Operations Manager, Motivator, Trouble Shooter

Years in Industry

8 Years

Year Started at LMI

2012

Aaron Greene

Role at LMI

Hampton Roads Operations Manager

Key Skillset

Licensed Electrician Master Electrician, Chief Electrical Inspector, Estimating, Project Management, Leadership Skills

Years in Industry

13 years specializing in lighting, electrical, and power distribution systems

Year Started at LMI

2017

Jeff McCleary

Role at LMI

NOVA Service and Project Management, Estimating, Customer Relations

Key Skillset

Electrical Troubleshooting, Lighting Technician, Sign Technician

Years in Industry

18 years in the sign and lighting industry

Year Started at LMI

2016

Harry ‘Darnell’ Stevens

Role at LMI

Project Manager, Traffic Supervisor, Streetlight Supervisor

Key Skillset

IMSA Traffic Signal III, Traffic Design and Development, Streetlight Development

Years in Industry

15 Years

Year Started at LMI

2011