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. They have been featured in many industry and business magazines for their extraordinary business acumen and leadership skills.
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.
COO and Owner
Natalia Luis is COO and Owner of M. Luis Construction Co. Along with her professional accomplishments, Natalia has been consistently recognized as a strategic businesswoman and an economic contributor.
David 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. Most notably, David is a past Chairman and current board member of the American Red Cross for the Greater Chesapeake region.
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.
VP of Products and Materials
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Gerald Von Ahn
Working out of the Silver Spring office, Gerald is responsible for financial reporting, cash management, banking, and insurance. Previously, he was an auditor with Gross Mendelsohn (2006-2012), a CPA firm in Baltimore, MD. Controller. Gerald has a Bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College in Business/Economics major; Accounting minor), and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).