Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cutright is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for GeoFrame Energy engaged in the development and production of geothermal energy. His 40+ years’ experience includes power generation and transmission facilities, water supply, environmental remediation and infrastructure projects across thirteen foreign countries and throughout the United States. Prior to founding GeoFrame Energy, Mr. Cutright served as a Research Associate at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, leading the geothermal energy research group and serving as a leading contributor to the National Geothermal Data System. Prior to joining the BEG, he was the Chief Operating Officer for a large investment and development firm based in New York and a senior consultant and shareholder for an international earth science and engineering consulting firm.
Mr. Cutright has devoted his career to the development of energy and natural resources in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner. His research has led to new understandings of the use of underground space, geothermal energy and the extraction of water, heat, industrial minerals and rare earth elements through non-disruptive methods without adverse environmental impact. His research has included the application of supercritical carbon dioxide to the extraction of thermal energy from the subsurface and provided the economic analysis of how carbon dioxide capture at fossil fuel power plants can be economically profitable when combined with geothermal energy production.
Mr. Cutright received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Florida through a 4-year NCAA Scholarship and completed additional Ph.D. level graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin. He is an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists where he is Chair of the Geothermal Committee and a member of the Astrogeology Committee.