Norfolk’s Michael Torrech will lead National Marine Education Council
Michael S. Torrech, CEO of American Maritime Holdings, in Norfolk has been named the new chairman of the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC).
He succeeds John Lotshaw of Huntington-Ingalls. Torrech, a founder of the NMEC, will lead the organization's development of a national standardized maritime workforce program that addresses issues facing the industry. ”I am passionate about helping the maritime industry develop and deploy a workforce development program and curricula that will be available throughout the United States,” Torrech said in a statement.
Torrech is a 40-year veteran of the repair, shipbuilding and maritime industry. Before co-founding American Maritime Holdings, an employee-owned marine and industrial company, he was president of Técnico Corp. He also serves on the boards of the Shipbuilders Council of America and Virginia Ship Repair Association.