Chairman and CEO
Mr. Brandt has been active in the ship-repair business for more than 30 years. He knows the feel of the deckplate beneath his feet. He also knows what it takes deliver a quality job on time and on budget. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Marine Hydraulics International from January 1, 1999 to July 1, 2008, when he took on responsibilities as Chief Executive Office and Chairman of the Board for American Maritime Holdings (AMH).
Mr. Brandt diligently focuses on setting the course of strategic growth for AMH. He is also actively engaged in numerous professional and civic organizations including the Southside Boys and Girls Club, and international children’s orphanages along with many other civic and philanthropic organizations.
- Board of Directors for the Southside Boys and Girls Club,
- Board of Directors for the Maryview Foundation
- Board of Directors for the Virginia State Make A Wish Foundation
- Board of Directors and Vice President of Festevents
- Board of Directors of the Greater Norfolk Corporation,
- Board of the Norfolk Executive Council.
Michael S. Torrech
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Torrech started his career at Técnico Corporation in 1992. He became President of Técnico in 2000. Under his leadership; the company achieved significant growth through a strategy of quality improvement and of geographic growth. Mr. Torrech is familiar with the feel of the deck plate under his feet having served as a protégé under the watchful eye of his father, Raphael Torrech, the founder of Técnico Corporation.
On July 1, 2008 Mr. Torrech took on new responsibilities as President and Chief Operating Officer of American Maritime Holdings. Mr.Torrech is engaged in the strategic growth and operations of AMH and its holdings. Mr.Torrech has been instrumental in the growth of several other companies in Hampton Roads, Virginia through the U.S. Government’s 8(a) Mentor Protégé program.
He is actively involved on the leadership teams of several civic, industry and philanthropic organizations.
Board Member and Secretary of the Virginia Ship Repair Association