Lawrence "Larry" E. Cutting
Larry has lived and worked the majority of his life internationally. This international experience began in 1968 with an assignment in Germany through to his current activities as Managing Partner for Orleans Group, LLC (www.orleansgp.com) an international business consulting firm. Throughout his career, he has been extremely active in humanitarian work around the world from an orphanage in the Philippines during the 1970's to his current on-the-street work with the homeless and the less fortunate in his local community. In 2010 he was the honored with one of the highest awards that can be given a foreigner by the Cambodian government for his work in bringing help to the less fortunate of that country.
After serving in the military and finishing university, Larry lived and worked for a time in the Phoenix Islands in the South Pacific (now known as the Republic of Kiribati). He first arrived in the Middle East in 1974 where his lifelong interest in the Middle East was developed and where he became one of four principals of Chemsult, A.G., a Switzerland based company. During the 1980's Chemsult merged with several other entities to become the Al Hoty Group of Companies. During his tenure, he held a number of managerial positions in the Saudi Arabian based company and also headed up the United Kingdom and Philippine branches. After successfully completing this endeavor, he returned to the United States where he successfully owned and operated a California based business.
In 1989, Larry joined the Saudi Arabian oil company, Saudi Aramco, where he was a member of the Vice President of Project Management's Planning Staff. The Planning Staff was responsible for 140 annual projects with $9 billion in capital and non-capital spending. He was responsible for both short and long range planning and tracking of commitments and expenditures.
In 1996, Larry returned to the Al Hoty Group of Companies as CEO to effect a turn-around of the four Al Hoty companies. This included the expansion of the companies throughout Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2001, Larry joined SureBeam Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan Corporation as Director, International Business Development. While at SureBeam, which was spun off from Titan during his tenure, he was responsible for the Middle and Near East including India. In 2001 Larry formed SureBeam Middle East (http://www.sterilbeam.com) and was responsible for their $75 million dollar project in Saudi Arabia. While with SureBeam, Larry also developed a project in Turkey and began the planning process for a project in India.
In 2003, Larry joined Pure-O-Tech, Inc. as Senior VP, Government & International, and took an equity interest in the firm. Pure-O-Tech provided water purification technologies to the commercial and humanitarian markets.
Larry serves on the Board of Advisors of RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC (www.radiabeam.com) a firm which offers a line of products for the physical sciences research sector and performs engineering services with specialization in RF design, advanced acceleration methods, and radiation diagnostics.
Within the humanitarian and nonprofit areas, Larry serves on the Board of Directors of World Emergency Relief and Native American Emergency Relief (www.wer-us.org and www.naerelief.org). These two organizations emphasize emergency food and medical relief in Africa and for Native Americans. He also serves on the US Board of A Child's Hope Fund (www.achildshopefund.org) and its affiliates in Hong Kong (www.chf-hk.org) and the Netherlands (www.kkg-nl.org). The Hope Fund community provides emergency relief to children and communities around the globe. He is a board member and active volunteer with Rescue Task Force (www.rescuetaskforce.org). Rescue Task Force is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer medical teams, medical supplies and clinics, and humanitarian aid to remote, isolated regions of the globe, literacy centers for women in Afghanistan, and immediate disaster response. Larry has traveled many times to various areas of the globe with them. He has also recently agreed to serve on the regional board of Young Life (www.younglife.org).
While living in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War "Desert Storm" operations in 1991, Larry was active as a civilian volunteer and was recognized by the American Legion, Members of US Congress, and others for his activities. In 1996, he was one of the first civilian responders to the Khobar Towers bombing in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. His own office, located nearby, was heavily damaged in the bombing.
A Vietnam era veteran, Larry is a member of China Post Number 1, American Legion. He serves on the Church Council of the United Methodist Church of San Jacinto, California, and is a member of Shepherd's Chapel, Gravette, Arkansas. He is occasionally asked to serve as a member of the Business Advisory Committee at Mt. San Jacinto College. Larry was a founder of Valley Merchants Bank, Hemet, California, which is now part of Union Bank of California and was a founder and active principal in Janthina's, a 220-seat restaurant and lounge, which was sold to the Acapulco chain of restaurants. Larry founded and owned Uniforce Temporary Services of Riverside, California, is a past member of the Advisory Board of Barclay College and past member of Greater Riverside Employers Advisory Council, among other organizations.