entrepreneur profiles: Michael Torrech

With humble beginnings as an apprentice at NORSHIPCO in 1974, Mike Torrech has not only become an exceptional leader, but has developed a passion for mentoring and helping others. In 1992, he began his career at Técnico Corporation, a marine and industrial contractor. Within eight years, he became Técnico’s president and now serves as chairman of the Board. Mike is currently president and chief operating officer of American Maritime Holdings Incorporated, and is engaged in the strategic growth and operations of the company and its primary holdings, which include Marine Hydraulics International and Técnico Corporation. Mike has been instrumental in the growth of several other companies in the Hampton Roads area through the U.S. Government’s Small Business Administration and Department of Defense Mentor Protégé programs. He is also actively involved on the leadership teams of several civic, industry and philanthropic organizations.


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