Larry WelchFirst Vice Chairman
Larry Welch is the former Vice President of Indirect Procurement for Hewlett Packard. Prior to his retirement in June 2007, Larry had worldwide responsibility for all non-production purchases for HP in the areas of technology, marketing, services, HR, real estate, and travel. He was accountable for the development and implementation of company-wide procurement policy, strategies, tools and processes. Prior to his role in procurement, Larry has held a wide range of management positions within HP’s operations, marketing and IT organizations including serving as IT manager and then Site General Manager at HP’s Roseville campus.
Larry is active in the community. He currently sits on the Executive Committee and Board of Pride Industries, one the largest employer of people with disabilities in the U.S. He has also served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, was Chairman of Sacramento region’s Valley Vision and was a member of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Placer County Open Space Initiative.