Everton H. Henriques is the Director of Manufacturing and Technology Initiatives at FuzeHub. He is focused on helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, the local colleges and universities and business leaders to advance innovation and technology. Additionally, Everton is president and founder of E.H. Hall, Inc., a consulting and supplier firm in the process development, environmental, safety and health arena. He is a 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 of 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 for 15 years. He served as a Director for the Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce; on the Economic Development and Sewer and Water Committees for the Town of Lloyd, NY; and president of the George Washington Carver Foundation. In addition, he is a 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 SUNY New Paltz Engineering Advisory Board.
Everton was honored as a Conservation Hero in 2000 by the National Parks Service and inducted into the School of Business’ Hall of Fame at SUNY New Paltz in 2010. In May 2022 Everton provided the Commencement address at the State University of New York at New Paltz and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
In the last 3 years Everton has been organizing Manufacturing Expos and Forums to benefit NYS manufacturers and has been primarily focused on providing technology and funding resources, in addition to promoting cybersecurity to these manufacturers.