Steven L. Henderson, PE., MBA

Steven Henderson currently serves as a Business Development Leader with Invetech (A Fortive CompSteven Henderson photoany) for the Western United States and Asia Pacific Regions.  In this role, Steven is responsible for driving business partnerships and growth of the Design & Engineering and Contract Manufacturing Professional Service portfolio.

Steven is the first Black to earned  a undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The Bourns College of Engineering at University of California Riverside in 1994, and received an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Business Management in 2007. He is a licensed and registered professional engineer in the State of California. He has over 20 years of experience in biotechnology. Prior to joining Invetech, he served at Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies/Invitrogen) for the 10 years in various leadership roles throughout the organization.

As a Principal Consulting Engineer, he contributed his talents to numerous  biotechnology, pharmaceutical drug development efforts and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device manufacturing companies. His specializations are Drug Development, Cell Therapy, Program Management, Quality Systems, Facility Remediation, Validation, Business Development and Process Improvement. Steven is a founding board member of the Council for the Advancement of Black Engineers (CABE), serving as the founding President and Chairman since its inception in 2012, and currently in the role of Chief of Staff on the CABE Advisory Board.

Cash Sutton, III, P.E.CashSutton

 Cash Sutton III is a licensed electrical engineer in the state of California who graduated from the Drexel University Evening College in 1973. He is president and CEO of Sutton Enterprises, an electrical engineering consulting firm and an affiliate marketing distribution group; a licensed insurance agent in California; and an Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Trade Tech College where he teaches classes in Process Technology. Most of his experience has been associated with the design, construction, startup and maintenance of electrical power systems. His management skills have been developed as a result of meeting the demands of his job responsibilities and organization affiliations.  Mr. Sutton is married to Jacqueline Marie Taylor, formerly of South Bend, Indiana. They will celebrate their thirty-fourth anniversary on December 27, 2014. They have two daughters, eighteen-year-old Diamond and seventeen-year-old Star, who keep the Sutton household young.

Mr. Sutton has been working with students of all ages since 1969. He places emphasis on communicating the importance of getting a good education so that we can contribute in the discussions about solutions to our common problems. He is an advocate of national and world energy policies that promote the use of energy resources without destroying our planet and he believes that our most important energy resource on earth is human energy. He has provided the electrical design for more than 5 MW of solar power since his first design of an 11.2 KW solar power plant in 2003 for Christ Church Parish in Ontario.

Mr. Sutton is a founding member and treasurer of the Council for the Advancement of Black Engineers. Mr. Sutton is a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is an active member of the Iota Zeta Lambda Chapter of Compton, California. He is a life member and the vice-president of the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers; and vice president of the National Council of Black Engineers and Scientist. He is a senior life member of the Institute of the Electrical, Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is an active member of Christ Church Parish in Ontario. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Future Scientist and Engineers of America (FSEA). He is on the Board of Good Shepherd Manor as well. Mr. Sutton is CFO for Generational Thinking, a company he has helped to develop; and is a member of the following organizations and active as time permits:

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • American Nuclear Society
  • Idea Club of Pomona
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
  • Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientist
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce

He has received numerous certificates and notes of appreciation for speaking to and working with community organizations and schools. He received the IEEE Community Service Award in 1985. He traveled to Belize in 1987 with State Senator Diane Watson on a fact-finding mission that was a memorable experience. He is listed in the International Who’s Who of Information Technology for 1999. He is the 2003 & 2004 Western Region Alumni Brother of the Year of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Cash has many varied interest and hobbies including his affiliate marketing distribution business, his continued study of advancements in engineering, sailing, skiing, flying, golfing, swimming, bowling, playing chess, camping, reading, traveling, photography, astronomy as well as others.

Ricardo Davis:RicardoDavis

Ricardo Davis is a founding member of the CABE as Secretary from 2012-2021. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica - spending the majority of his childhood there before immigrating to the United States through the infamous John F. Kennedy Airport in 1973. He then left New York City upon graduating from high school to serve eight years in the United States Air Force as a dental laboratory technician. He completed both national and international tours of duty in Texas, Germany, and California.

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Ricardo decided to settle down in California and further his education. He earned an Associate Degree in Chemistry from Riverside City College. As the technology bubble began to grow and computers were becoming more prevalent, he decided to switch gears and study computer science at the University of California Riverside. He then graduated from the Bourns College of Engineering with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science in 1992. In fact, he was in the very first graduating class of the Bourns College of Engineering as well as the first black student to receive a Bachelors degree from the Bourns College of Engineering. He then joined Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) that same year as a UNIX Systems Administrator; he was the only graduate in that year who was directly recruited from UCR to Esri. In 1997, he accepted a position as an Infrastructure Analyst at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, having been an integral member at Esri, Ricardo was strongly re-recruited and rejoined the company in 1999 as a SAP Systems Engineer.

Outside of work, Ricardo is an avid hiker, gardener, and racquetball player (pre-Covid). He is also a loving husband and a proud father of three beautiful children. And while he no longer resides in New York, he will forever be a New York Knicks fan and a New Yorker at heart.

Carole Sanders, MS, PE, QSDCarole Sanders

Carole Sanders is currently the Deputy Construction Manager – California at Brightline West, overseeing the Las Vegas to Victorville High Speed Rail project in Southern California. Carole has managed large complex transportation projects and has 34 years of experience working in the construction industry.  Ms. Sanders is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and is a certified DRB Member for the State of California.  To her credit and utilizing her experience, Carole was assigned the Project Manager and Senior Resident Engineer, managing the construction of the last several miles of the SR-210 Freeway in San Bernardino County.  Under the authority of the San Bernardino Associated Governments (now the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority), this seven-mile-long freeway construction project consisted of over twenty-two structures and was completed, on time and within budget.  Ms. Sanders was coined “Queen of the SR-210 Freeway” by the San Bernardino Sun newspaper after this portion of the freeway was completed.


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