Our Team

Hilary Yoder

President

Michael Yoder

Vice President

Richard Yoder

Director of Pre-Construction

Phil Tonolli

Director of Purchasing

John Z. Windsor, Jr.

Director of Business Development

Pamela Novak

Financial Controller

Michele Russell

Staff Accountant

Ashleigh Yoder

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Bernaly Urso

Accounts Payable Specialist

Darin Walker

Director of Fleet Services

David Ramsey

Safety Manager

Ronald Russell

Web & IT Administrator

Julie Whalen

Lighting Specialist

Jeff Bateman

Director of Service

Diane Hemphill

Assistant Service Manager

Khalid Dunton

Operations Manager – SHA & Forestville

Charles Pippin

Operations Manager – Rockville

Marvin Edwards

Drill Team Manager

Ronald ‘Trent’ Wright

Program Manager – Hampton Roads

Jeff McCleary

Service Operations Manager – NoVA

Harry ‘Darnell’ Stevens

Traffic Signal Foreman

Jody Gibbs

Operations Manager – SoVA

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

Pamela Novak

Role at LMI

Financial Controller

Key Skillset

Full cycle accounting, HR support, Office and business management

Years in Industry

Over 20 years

Year Started at LMI

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

David Ramsey

Role at LMI

Safety Manager

Key Skillset

OSHA Outreach Instructor, NSC First Aid/CPR & AED Instructor, Certified Crane Operator, Utility & Powerline Construction

Years in Industry

29

Year Started at LMI

2015

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

Julie Whalen

Role at LMI

Sales and Lighting Specification

Key Skillset

Design Build specification, Lighting budget, estimating, purchasing

Years in Industry

25 years in construction, 10 years in the Lighting field in estimating, specifying and purchasing.

Year Started at LMI

2016

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

Khalid Dunton

Role at LMI

Manage and have all crews on Maryland State Highway Administration, Pepco, and City of Bowie run efficiently and assist in any role that is needed

Key Skillset

Licensed Electrician, Data Entry, Project Management

Years in Industry

12 years of experience in the electrical trade. 5 years in the lighting industry

Year Started at LMI

2014

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

Marvin Edwards

Role at LMI

Operate the drill machine and manage the drill team.

Key Skillset

Construction, Horizontal Drilling

Years in Industry

10

Year Started at LMI

2014

Ronald ‘Trent’ Wright

Role at LMI

Hampton Operations Manager

Key Skillset

High voltage line work, equipment operator, coordinate with VDOT and other companies to perform day to day work for LMI

Years in Industry

Over 20 Years

Year Started at LMI

2014

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

Jody Gibbs

Role at LMI

Project Manager, Estimating, Planning, Business Development

Key Skillset

Electrician Since 2003, Estimating, Planning Managing, Working with VDOT

Years in Industry

17 Years with VDOT

Year Started at LMI

2005