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Leadership

With a depth of experience, Cidalia Luis-Akbar, Natalia Luis, and David Slaughter embody their corporate vision and values. They lead a multi-division manufacturing and road construction services enterprise in building roads for the next generation. With their sights set on impacting the communities they work in for the better, they’re innovative and forward-thinking. 

Cidalia Luis-Akbar

Cidalia Luis-Akbar

Co-CEO and Owner

Providing outstanding fiscal, strategic and operational leadership is Cidalia’s chief mission. While overseeing mergers and acquisitions and new product lines, she revamped internal procedures and controls, implementing best practices and performance monitoring systems in support of improved safety and workflow. Along with her professional accomplishments, Cidalia is widely recognized as a dedicated business leader and economic contributor.

Natalia Luis

Natalia Luis

Co-CEO and Owner

Natalia is a top-performing, solutions-driven co-CEO with decades of experience leading multi-million-dollar organizations from start-up and transition, to accelerated growth. Multiple awards and international recognition verify her successes and leadership skills. Natalia holds a double Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Maryland, and has attended several Ivy League executive business programs.

David Slaughter

David Slaughter

President

Dave is responsible for daily operations and strategic planning for the civil construction operations and asphalt manufacturing business. He was with Lafarge North America for 30 years, culminating his tenure as Vice President/General Manager of Mid-Atlantic Aggregates & Asphalt, and taking the lead role integrating Lafarge’s nine quarry operations into Bluegrass Materials. Dave has chaired several industry and non-profit boards, including the American Red Cross of Central Maryland.

Jo Ellen Sines

Jo Ellen Sines

VP of Construction

Jo Ellen oversees the Construction Division of M Luis, including estimating, construction management and field operations. She worked for Corman Construction, Inc., a large heavy civil contractor in the Mid-Atlantic, for over 35 years, progressing from project engineer to executive management and held a vice president position for over 20 years. Jo Ellen is a Graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Design Build Institute of America Professional.

Husain Rashid

Husain Rashid

VP of Products and Materials

Husain oversees operations of M Luis Products and its multiple facilities, including the Rockville and Glen Burnie asphalt plants, and the company’s material quality control testing and recycling operations. Safety, quality, customer relations, personnel, and plant operations are all Husain’s chief responsibilities. Prior to M Luis, he was general manager of Laurel Asphalt. Husain earned a BS degree in Biology while attending Tuskegee University.

Gerald Von Ahn

Gerald Von Ahn

Controller

Gerald joined M Luis Construction in 2014, and is responsible for the financial reporting, banking, and cash management for both companies. Previously, he was an auditor with Gross Mendelsohn (2006-2012), a CPA firm in Baltimore, MD. Gerald has a Bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College in Business/Economics (major) and Accounting (minor), and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).