Parsons Corporation has named Peter Torrellas president of its connected communities business unit. The announcement comes as the infrastructure sector is poised for explosive growth and rapid transformation in the coming years.
The federal government’s investment in modernizing America’s aging transportation and communications systems presents states and communities unprecedented opportunities to integrate new technologies – like intelligent transportation solutions – with legacy infrastructure to improve efficiency and resiliency. Parsons is positioning itself to be a leading player in the sector.
Torrellas brings more than two decades of experience leading digital transformation across infrastructure markets, including intelligent transportation systems, smart mobility, energy, aviation, water, buildings, and rail transit.
“Peter is a recognized leader in delivering results at the intersection of technology and critical infrastructure,” said Carey Smith, president and CEO of Parsons.
“His deep industry experience across the markets where the Parsons connected communities business unit operates, combined with his expertise in driving game-changing infrastructure innovation, is invaluable at a time when the United States is shifting to smarter infrastructure and enhances our ability to create the future.”
Torrellas will oversee a portfolio of business lines that focuses on designing, installing and integrating next-generation digital infrastructure solutions across the world. It includes public and private sector clients in several markets including environmental, utilities, smart airports, large-scale broadband upgrades, advanced traffic management, the electrification of bus and transit fleets, modernizing rail and bus communications systems, and analytics-driven back-office payment systems.
“Parsons is in a unique position to lead the digital transformation of our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Torrellas. “I am excited to join the Parsons team at this moment and to be a part of that journey.”
Torrellas most recently served as managing partner and vice president of the Digital Cities and Infrastructure Practice at Siemens Advanta, the digital transformation consultancy and professional services arm of Siemens AG. Before joining Siemens Advanta, Peter was head of Smart Cities and Communities at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, which included smart buildings, water, and energy production, as well as resiliency, sustainability, IoT, and project finance.
He also served as chief technology officer at Siemens Infrastructure and Cities, where he led emerging initiatives in the smart city movement across logistics, aviation, passenger and freight rail, ports, and urban mobility.
Established in 1944 with roots in Long Island, Parsons is a national technology provider in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Long established in the cybersecurity, missile defense and space sectors, Parsons has sought to position itself as a leader in the digital enablement of traditional transportation infrastructure.
“By leveraging our innovative technology solutions and services and our proximity to the owners and operators of our critical infrastructure around the world we are upgrading the potential of infrastructure across every industry sector,” said Torrellas. “Our teams deliver the future of critical infrastructure with digitally-enabled, sustainable solutions.”
Torrellas is based at Parsons’ global headquarters in Centreville, VA.
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