MBE Spotlight

The MBE highlights the Minority Business Enterprise as selected by the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council.

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MBE Spotlight of the Week
April 26th-30th, 2021
Claudia and Everod Samuel with Samuel Engineering




  • MS – Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Emphasis)
  • BS  – Electrical Engineering Technology (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Special Studies Engineer – for complete electrical systems analysis and design
  • Significant accounting and banking experience
  • 20+ Years of experience in power generation & distribution, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, and water treatment
  • Executive Editor for SE’s literary reports and standards


Claudia R Samuel,


Direct: (303) 714-4840

Phone: (303) 714-4840   

Fax: (303) 714 4800






  • Executive MBA – University of Colorado
  • MS – Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Emphasis), University of Colorado – Denver
  • BS – Electrical Engineering (Honors) Howard University – Washington DC
  • Registered Professional Engineer in many States
  • Held top level positions at large engineering, design & construction management companies including VP of Engineering and Project Operations, Manager of Engineering, Project Manager, and Chief Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer
  • 25+ Years of design and project execution experience in electric utility, power generation and transmission, mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, water treatment, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Air Force
  • Technical expertise include expert level electrical power systems analysis & evaluation of utility transmission and generation systems up to 345kV and 1000MW; large industrial machines (induction, synchronous and cyclo-converters); large transformer/rectifier/inverters; dynamic motor starting, protective coordination, substations up to 500MVA/345kV, lightning protection; optimization of large industrial systems
  • Significant U.S. and international hands-on consulting, construction and plant start-up experience
  • Skilled at project evaluation, economic assessment and financial analysis


Everod Samuel,


Direct: (303) 714-4840

Phone: (303) 714-4840  

Fax: (303) 714 4800






Mekida Wilson with Everything and the Baby

Lunch Hour Shower Overview  2021

My name is Mekida Hayes-Wilson, MBE and President of Everything and The Baby LLC. My mommy owned company was established in 2008, with the intent to give consumers a reason to shop with us all year long, whether it is for personalized gifts, special occasions, holidays or employee milestones. I established an online store to allow Friends, family, work colleagues, new parents, and grandparents to shop anytime at their convenience. My niche is that I make Celebrations that are Made Simple for employers and consumers. My unique, handcrafted baby gift essentials are made of 100% premium usable products and each gift is exclusively made for newborn babies and parents. Also you can use Everything and The Baby too!
In 2011, I created a service called Lunch Hour Shower LLC. Lunch Hour Shower provides a baby shower in a box to companies and corporations with an interest in hosting affordable baby showers for expecting colleagues. As I began to provide my baby gifts to people in this industry, I found that it’s challenging for co-workers to find time to shop for unique gifts for their expecting workmate, and coordinating a baby shower is often difficult with everyone’s busy schedules, This is what prompted me to develop the perfect solution. Customers are allowed to choose a date, time and theme for the baby shower and baby shower party essentials are assembled, boxed and delivered to the home or place of business. When you order any of our custom LUNCH HOUR SHOWER package all that’s required is that you open the box and set up. That Simple!
Employee retention and employer appreciation is very important and I want friends, family and co-workers to still CELEBRATE! In compliance with the CDC guidelines due to Covid 19, I created a drive-by-baby shower package that allows social distancing while celebrating a new arrival. You simply drive by a baby shower location and commemorate. For employees that have found themselves working virtual from home, our Virtual Baby Shower service allows colleagues to still participate in the fun while friends, family and colleagues can join in and connect virtually on a computer. Choose from a variety of our Celebration Made Simple employee milestone gift packages. Retirement, Office Appreciation, Work Promotion and Motivational kits can now be mailed directly to employees homes or their place of business upon request.

Mekida S. Hayes-Wilson (Mommy Owned)
Everything and The Baby LLC.
Unique Newborn Essentials
Website: www.everythingandthebaby.com


Edmond Johnson with Premier Manufacturing

Edmond Johnson holds an MBA in marketing from Clark Atlanta University. As owner and CEO of Premier Manufacturing, Inc., Mr. Johnson has applied his education and career experience to grow Premier Manufacturing Inc. to one of the largest, third tier, contract manufacturing operations in Colorado.  Premier Manufacturing Inc. was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by Colorado Biz Magazine.

Before founding Premier Manufacturing Inc., Mr. Johnson held various management and middle management positions in manufacturing operations and supply chain management with IBM, AST Computers, US Robotics, 3COM and Maxtor Corporation.  Mr. Johnson also is a graduate of the Ford Motor Company, Minority Dealership Training Program.

Mr. Johnson was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Board of Directors on January 1, 2021 and has served on the head office board since 2019. He previously served on the Denver Branch Board of Directors since 2015.

Mr. Johnson is very involved in the community supporting various scholarship funds and charity programs. He is also a member of the board of directors for DreamSpring and serves on the Advisory Board for the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Mr. Johnson is a longtime member of the following organizations: Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association, Colorado Black Chamber and the Hispanic Business Chamber.


Edmond Johnson

CEO Premier Manufacturing

7755 Miller Drive

Frederick, CO 80504




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