Laurence Bettcher

Vice Chair

Larry Bettcher is the chairman emeritus and member of the Board of Directors of Bettcher Industries Inc. in the Erie County town of Birmingham. Bettcher Industries is a manufacturer of food processing equipment with offices in Switzerland, China and Brazil. The family owned corporation, which was founded by Larry’s father, Louis Bettcher, in 1944, sells its products worldwide, including Europe, South America and the Far East. Larry Bettcher is also president of the Sandusky Bay Company. He serves on the Great Lakes Historical Society Board, the Firelands College Development Committee and the Sandusky/Erie Community Foundation Board. Bettcher has also served in various capacities with United Way, Bowling Green State University Firelands College and the Boy Scouts of America Firelands Council. He and his wife Karen live in Vermilion.