Lawrence E. Cutting
Larry is a founder and Managing Partner of Orleans
Larry has lived and worked much of his life internationally.
This international experience began in 1968 with his initial assignment in
Germany and includes the recent honor of being the recipient of the Cambodian
Gold Medal (for National Reconstruction and Humanitarian Services), Cambodia's
highest honor that may be awarded a foreigner.
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 the Saudi Arabian based
positions of Resident Manager, Director, Human Resources, Vice President,
Business Development 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
temporary help 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
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
East. In 2001 Larry formed SureBeam Middle East (www.smebeam.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 was an
engineering and manufacturing company that provided water purification
Larry serves on the Board of Directors of World Emergency Relief
(www.wer-us.org) an organization which has an emphasis on food programs for
Native Americans in need and emergency relief for those in need around the
world, but primarily the African continent. He also serves on three Boards of
Directors of A Child's Hope Fund and affiliates in the United States, the
Netherlands, and in Hong Kong. They provide emergency relief to children and
communities around the globe. He is an active volunteer and director with and
Rescue Task Force (RTF) (www.rescuetaskforce.org).
RTF 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, support for war wounded
service members, and immediate disaster response.
He also 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
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 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 is now part of 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