Our Team

Hilary Yoder

President

Michael Yoder

Vice President

Richard Yoder

Director of Operations

Sharon Maxwell

Controller

Dawn Acab

Executive Assistant

Dylan Santos

Human Resources Generalist

Michele Russell

Staff Accountant

Ashleigh Yoder

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Bernaly Urso

Accounts Payable Specialist

Ron Bowman

Purchasing Manager

Phil Dashiell

Fleet Manager

John Rudasill

Safety Manager

Brittany Wolfe

Sales and Marketing Manager

Ronald Russell

Web & IT Administrator

Timothy ‘Frank’ Blevins

MDSHA Contract Manager

John Z. Windsor, Jr.

Director of Business Development

Larry Dahler

Project Manager Estimating & Design

Jeff Bateman

Construction Field Operation Manager

Mike Schmidt

Service Manager

Diane Hemphill

Assistant Service Manager

Charles Pippin

Operations Manager – Rockville

Herb Robinson

Operations Manager – Forestville

Joy Gulledge

Office Manager – Forestville

Rick Marnet

NOVA VDOT Contract Manager

Vince Rice

NoVA Service Manager

Harry ‘Darnell’ Stephens

Traffic Signal Foreman

Melissa McCleary

NoVA Office Manager

Aaron Greene

Southern Virginia Operations Manager

Enrico Adkins

Richmond Assistant Operations Manager

Dot Kilgore

SoVA Office Manager

Michael Swann

Hampton VDOT Supervisor

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

Sharon Maxwell

Role at LMI

Corporate Controller

Key Skillset

Certified Public Accountant, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Financial Management, Budgeting and Cash Flow forecasting, Productivity Metrics, Job Costing and Profit Analysis

Years in Industry

25 years – specializing in construction and manufacturing industries

Year Started at LMI

2018

Dawn Acab

Role at LMI

Executive Assistant

Key Skillset

Perform administrative tasks to ensure our company's workflow runs smoothly

Years in Industry

10

Year Started at LMI

2014

Dylan Santos

Role at LMI

Human Resources Generalist

Key Skillset

Communication with workforce, Conflict Management, Applicant Processing and Maintaining Employee Records and Data Changes

Years in Industry

5+ years specializing in general HR Administration, Customer Relations, Benefits Administration and Performance Management

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

Ron Bowman

Role at LMI

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

Key Skillset

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

Years in Industry

25+ years

Year Started at LMI

2018

Phil Dashiell

Role at LMI

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

Key Skillset

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

Years in Industry

25+ Years

Year Started at LMI

2018

John Rudasill

Role at LMI

Promote and Maintain an Effective Safety Culture

Key Skillset

CPR, First Aid, AED, BLS, OSHA 30, Confined Space, Bucket Truck, Lock Out Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Forklift, GHS, Electrical Safety, Arc Flash, PPE, Crane, Rigging, Trenching, Safety

Years in Industry

27 Years

Year Started at LMI

2018

Brittany Wolfe

Role at LMI

Sales and Marketing Manager

Key Skillset

B2B Marketing, specifically in the electrical industry

Years in Industry

7

Year Started at LMI

2018

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

Timothy ‘Frank’ Blevins

Role at LMI

SHA Contract Manager

Key Skillset

Certified in Temporary Traffic Control Management, Bucket Truck/Aerial Lift, CDL Class B Driver, OSHA 10 and 30, CPR/First Aid Certified

Years in Industry

15+ Years Troubleshooting, Setting Poles, Repair, 9+ years Employee Management

Year Started at LMI

2009

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

Larry Dahler

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

Key Skillset

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

2017

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

Mike Schmidt

Role at LMI

Build Customer Relations and Maintain their Lighting and Electrical Need

Key Skillset

Master Electrician, Customer Service, CDL Class B Driver, Underground Locating Certified, OSHA 30 CPR/First Aid Training

Years in Industry

31+

Year Started at LMI

2005

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

Herb Robinson

Role at LMI

Manage Personnel, Material, and Scheduling to Maintain City of Bowie’s and Pepco’s Lights

Key Skillset

Electrical Engineer, Customer Relations, Project Planning and Management

Years in Industry

30+ Years

Year Started at LMI

2018

Joy Gulledge

Role at LMI

Assist in Managing Personnel, Paperwork, and Internal Processes

Key Skillset

Billing, Office Administration, Employee Management

Years in Industry

35+ Years

Year Started at LMI

2017

Rick Marnet

Role at LMI

Run, dispatch, and oversee electrical crews. Ensure work is performed correctly and safely.

Key Skillset

Master Electrician. Understanding all phases of the electrical industry.

Years in Industry

32

Year Started at LMI

2000

Vince Rice

Role at LMI

Manage Service Personnel and Contracts

Key Skillset

Journeyman, Estimating, Customer Relations, Management

Years in Industry

26

Year Started at LMI

2016

Harry ‘Darnell’ Stephens

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

Melissa McCleary

Role at LMI

Assist in Managing Personnel, Paperwork, and Internal Processes

Key Skillset

Billing, Office Administration, Employee Management

Years in Industry

18+ Years Administrative Experience, 5+ Years Billing, 7+ Years Crew Maintenance

Year Started at LMI

2017

Aaron Greene

Role at LMI

Southern Virginia 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

Enrico Adkins

Role at LMI

Supervise and Manage Personnel and Contracts

Key Skillset

Journeyman Electrician, Work Zone, Roadway Lighting, Estimating, Supervising

Years in Industry

14 Years

Year Started at LMI

2017

Dot Kilgore

Role at LMI

Assist in Managing Personnel, Paperwork, and Internal Processes at both the Richmond and Hampton location.

Key Skillset

Payroll, Human Resources, Scheduling, Miss Utility, Word Processing, Accounts Receivable

Years in Industry

6 in private industry, 35 years with the government.

Year Started at LMI

2016

Michael Swann

Role at LMI

VDOT Supervisor

Key Skillset

Roadway Lighting Technician, Intermediate Work Zone, Service, Management

Years in Industry: 10 Years

Years in Industry

25 years – specializing in construction and manufacturing industries

Year Started at LMI

2018