Cedric Mays, a former resident of Mer Rouge, has been named Lockheed Martin Corporation's 2018 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA).

Mays graduated from Grambling State University with a Bachelor's in Science in Electronics Engineering Technology. He has over 15 years of experience in the engineering industry.

Mays lives in Grand Prairie, Texas and is married to Tai Mays with two children, Kaiya and Cedric Jr.

Mays is the son of Linda Mays-Logan and grandson of Mary Lou Mays of Mer Rouge.