TORAD Leadership Team

The TORAD leadership team combines a passion for innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and deep business experience across multiple verticals and company sizes, from Fortune 1000 to successful early stage companies, including Alan Bradley, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc., Danfoss Commercial Compressors, Management Sciences America (MSA), Dunn and Bradstreet, Hartford Compressors, Ithaka S+R, KnowledgeStorm, and Single Screw Compressor Inc. (SSCI).

TORAD’s executives are relentlessly focused on developing and delivering innovative products and technologiesy designed to improve the cost and energy efficiency of key industrial markets. TORAD’s leaders are also intent on attracting and inspiring like-minded professionals who share a passion for cooperation and continuously enhancing TORAD technology and products.

Joe Orosz
EVP & COO, Torad Compressor

Charlie Paparelli
Chairman, Torad Engineering

Greg Kemp
President & CEO, Torad Engineering

JOE OROSZ

EVP & COO, Torad Compressor

As president of TORAD Compressor, Joe has overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, organization and operations. With more than 24 years in HVAC/R technology development and executive leadership positions, he has extensive experience building successful businesses in the United States, Europe, and Asia, serving in such roles as Product Development Manager, Director of Engineering, Vice President of Operations, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to Joining TORAD, Joe served as President of Ithaka Strategy and Research where he providing strategic counsel and executive support for organizations engaged in early stage product commercialization or business model renewal.

Previously, Joe was engaged as chief executive to turn around a faltering early stage advanced industrial technology enterprise representing a $30 million investment. In that role, he reduced manufacturing defects by 10 fold, completed development and release of 5 new products, returned the business to profitability in 24 months, and designed a global marketing strategy to drive future growth.

In the course of his career, Joe has designed and launched brown field start-ups established factories in the U.S. and China, created technology start ups in the United States, launched multiple product lines, and managed relations between small and mid-sized enterprises and their boards and major outside investors.

Joe has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut (1984) and has had formal training in management, quality systems, business operations, and communications.

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Charlie Paparelli

Chairman, Torad Engineering

As chairman, Charlie is responsible for TORAD’s financial management, investor relations and strategic planning. Charlie is also President and founder of Paparelli Ventures, a pre-formation investment company focused on entrepreneurs in the Atlanta technology market. Paparelli Ventures has funded over 16 Atlanta startups in the last 15 years, including TORAD.

Charlie brings more than 30 years of experience in the information technology industry to TORAD, having served as entrepreneur, executive, IT Services incubator founder and venture capitalist. As an angel investor, Charlie leverages this experience to help seasoned professionals achieve the dream of starting and building their own companies. He is also a frequent guest speaker on topics such as Raising Angel Funding, Bootstrapping, Going to Market, and Are You an Entrepreneur?

Charlie is Chairman of High Tech Ministries, the sponsor of the Atlanta High Tech Prayer Breakfast. He is a member of the Technology Association of Georgia, the Technology Executive Roundtable, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Forum, the CEO Council and Church of the Apostles.

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GREG KEMP

Founder, CEO & President, Torad Engineering

As Founder and CEO, Greg is responsible for the business and technical strategy, design and development. He is the inventor and visionary behind TORAD’s revolutionary spool machine technology. Greg is a serial entrepreneur who founded KnowledgeStorm (technology search engine) and grew the company to $10M in revenue before was sold to TechTarget in 2008.

Previously, Greg held executive-level sales and marketing positions with Documentum, Dunn and Bradstreet Software, and Rockwell Automation. Greg has written and published numerous papers on HVAC and mechanical engineering topics. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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