Everton H. Henriques is the Regional Specialist for the Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC) and the NYS Solutions Manager and MEP Liason at FuzeHub. He is currently focused on helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities and business leaders to advance innovation and technology in the Hudson Valley and across New York State.
Everton was previously the Regional Innovation Specialist (RIS) for the Eastern New York Region (the Mohawk Valley, the Capital District, and the Mid Hudson Valley) under ESD’s NYSTAR Division. In this position he was resident with MTEC and served as a resource to connect Academia, Industry, the Regional Technology Centers, the Regional Economic Councils and Economic Development agencies across the state.
Additionally, Everton is President and Founder of E.H. Hall Inc., a consulting and supplier firm in the process development, environmental, safety and health arenas. He is Co-Founder and Vice President of the former Panasonic Plasma Display Laboratory of America, Inc (formerly Plasmaco, Inc.) where he managed their process development, engineering and prototype manufacturing activities. Plasmaco developed and made the first full color 60-inch HD plasma display television in the world in 1999. Everton was an engineering manager at IBM’s Kingston plasma display manufacturing facility, and was responsible for setting up Plasmaco’s facility in Highland. Everton has 32 years experience in the plasma display R&D and manufacturing business. Prior to his employment with IBM, Everton worked as a research chemist for Texaco, Inc.
He received a BS Degree in Chemistry and an MA degree, with emphasis in Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, from SUNY New Paltz. He also received the IBM Business Decision Making Course (MBA Fundamentals) Certificate from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
During his tenure at IBM he received the IBM Inventor of the Year Award three times, the IBM Invention Achievement Award and the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. He holds one US Patent and has several disclosures and publications.
Everton was Chair of the Board of Trustees for the SUNY New Paltz Foundation (2007-2009) and served as a Director from 1999-2014. In addition, he is Co-Founder, former President and Director of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association, member and a past President of the Highland Rotary Club, member of the Fort Rensselaer Club, member of the 2004-2006 Ulster County Charter Commission, and member of the former SUNY New Paltz EAB. He is a past President of the George Washington Carver Foundation, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lloyd’s Economic Development, Sewer and Water Committees.
Everton was honored in 2000 as a Conservation Hero by the National Parks Service. In 2008, at the Mid Hudson Valley’s Philanthropy Awards Ceremony, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized Everton with the Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award. In 2010 Everton was inducted in The Hall of Fame of the SUNY New Paltz School of Business.