M. Davis & Sons, Inc., a leading woman-owned, fifth-generation industrial construction company
operating across multiple facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, proudly announces the appointment of Michael A.
Gilmartin as President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective January 25, 2024.
Holding the position of CFO in 2015, Gilmartin brings 25 years of extensive experience in the contracting and
construction industry to his new role. In addition to maintaining his current responsibilities as CFO, Gilmartin will
now oversee strategic presidential duties, contributing to the continued success and growth of M. Davis & Sons,
John C. Gooden, the former President, will continue to play a pivotal role as Chief Operating Officer (COO),
ensuring a seamless transition and providing continued leadership. “Mike has guided M. Davis through some of
the most tumultuous financial times, including the pandemic,” stated John. “I trust that he will bring the same
grit and tenacity to the role of President and continue the legacy of success and innovation for which M. Davis is
“I am always proud to see our team members grow, and Mike is a great example of a long-term employee who
has flourished with the company,” said M. Davis CEO Peggy Del Fabbro. “I am confident that his knowledge and
experience will further his success as he takes on this next chapter of his career.” This strategic move
underscores the company’s commitment to fostering internal talent and leveraging the expertise of proven
leaders like Gilmartin.
Gilmartin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has augmented his qualifications through strategic
courses at The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed project management and
leadership training through Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Construction Financial
Management Association (CFMA).
“In my 25 years at M. Davis, I have been involved with some extremely tough challenges and great successes as
a business and a construction company. I am committed to utilizing those past experiences to uphold the legacy
of excellence that defines our company. Those experiences and our incredibly talented Team, who are second to
none, will help continue M. Davis on its path to remaining the Best in Class,” remarked Gilmartin, emphasizing
his dedication to driving M. Davis & Sons, Inc. towards continued excellence.
This announcement marks an exciting chapter in the company’s history, reflecting its dedication to fostering
leadership from within and positioning itself for sustained success in the dynamic industrial construction
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