Parsons Corp. names connected communities business unit president
Peter Torrellas was managing partner and VP of Siemens Advanta digital cities and infrastructure
Peter Torrellas became president of Centreville-based defense contractor Parsons Corp.’s connected communities business unit on Monday.
Torrellas will be based in Centreville and will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. He will report to Parsons President and CEO Carey Smith.
“Peter is a recognized leader in delivering results at the intersection of technology and critical infrastructure,” Smith said in a statement. “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.”
Torrellas previously 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 that, he was head of smart cities and communities at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. He also served as chief technology officer at Siemens Infrastructure and Cities. He has been hosted by the United Nations, World Bank Group, United States Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association and other forums.
“Parsons is in a unique position to lead the digital transformation of our nation’s critical infrastructure,” Torrellas said in a statement. “I am excited to join the Parsons team at this moment and to be a part of that journey.”
Founded in 1944, Parsons, which employs more than 16,000 people in 24 countries, works in defense, intelligence, security and infrastructure engineering, focusing on technology.